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While Jackie continued her creative magic in the garden, and between televised tennis sessions, I wandered around admiring the fruits of her labours, and, of course photographing them.
We have a number of different day lilies;
and the first water lily has now bloomed on the tiny cistern pond.
An astilbe thrives in the shady western bed.
In the Rose Garden Penny Lane adorns the potting shed,
And Margaret Merrill hosts a miniature beetle drive.
Looking through the Back Drive barrier towards the Rose Garden, I noticed a robin perched on the mid-way arch.
It flitted off, so I stalked it for a while.
The barrier provides a floral frame for the drive,
which is now bordered by full length planting.
and achillea, are just a few examples.
Naturally there are also hanging baskets, better lit in the afternoon.
This evening we dined on fried eggs, bacon, tomatoes, and mushrooms; baked beans and toast. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Gilbert & Gaillard Châteauneuf du Pape 2014. Well, why not?