Posted by Diana Osborn Mon, August 18, 2014 19:23
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Posted by Diana Osborn Thu, March 06, 2014 14:28
Halsecombe has emerged unscathed from all the bad weather, apart from one of the birdtables and as our visitors really appreciate being able to sit up in bed or in the living room watching the birds close up, John has built two new and larger ones.
Despite what the TV would have you believe, the whole of Somerset is not entirely under water and in fact Porlock was luckily hardly effected by the downpours. The cottage is perched on the side of the hill so is unlikely every to flood.
Last year we put a new bower in the top garden so that our visitors could enjoy an early morning tea or coffee there or an early evening drink. This year we are levelling a piece of ground on which to put a table and chairs so that, weather permitting, visitors can have a meal out there whilst enjoying the lovely view.
Now that Spring has arrived, work should start very soon.
Posted by Diana Sun, July 29, 2012 20:33
For once the deer haven't ravaged the rambling rose over the porch either and for the first time, it looks how I have dreamed it would, falling over the porch with a profusion of white, scented blooms. Wish we were staying there ourselves in this glorious weather.
Posted by Di Bray Tue, July 03, 2012 17:56
Posted by Diana Sun, July 01, 2012 18:08
On Saturday we spent a few hours working in the garden. After what seems like days of rain, the sun came out and the sky was an intense blue. The sea was almost navy with white horses rolling in offset by the deep green of the trees on Hurlestone Point. The deep pink hollyhocks all around the front of the cottage are just about to come out. We would have liked to have stayed on ourselves.
We are planning our next improvement. A seating area up the garden in which to enjoy an early morning coffee or an early evening G&T whilst looking at the view.
Posted by Kate Mon, June 11, 2012 23:06
Posted by John Sun, May 20, 2012 12:53