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Having spent much of the night watching the BBC’s presentation of the unfolding of the EU referendum, I wasn’t up to much this morning.
I did, however, post my day 5 offering on the Facebook nature series.
This was it. It appeared on my WordPress post Earthworks, of 29th September 2015.
I then occupied myself with dead-heading, and, after lunch, cut off more of the hedge along the back drive. Although there was very little rain, the sun made only fleeting visits, enough to encourage this
determined hoverfly to hitch a ride on the tempest-tossed magic carpet that was a single, clinging, poppy petal. As the insect rode the turbulent waves, not a slither did it make.
As so often, the evening was bright and sunny. We took an amble around the garden.
The rose Wedding Day, a prolific climber, is just coming into bloom on the Agriframes arch.
Also flowering is the rodgersia
that dominates the foreground of this view along the Cryptomeria Bed.
The Dragon Bed and the Head Gardener’s Walk are now both well established.
This evening we dined at Lymington’s Royal China where we received the usual efficient, friendly, service and excellent food, accompanied by Tsingtao beer.
We enjoyed some splendid sunsets overlooking Christchurch Bay on our return via Milford on Sea.