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This morning we continued tidying the garden.
The lovely daffodils occupying this old ginger jar have such long, slender, stems that they are unable to support their heavy heads in the garden. Jackie has therefore trimmed and rehoused them.
Here are some more tulips. The white ones are ‘Diamond Jubilee’.
Here are current views across the Cryptomeria Bed;
and the Weeping Birch Bed;
the pieris on the grass patch;
and an owl for Pauline.
Here are some daffodils from the front garden that have not been posted before;
and others with delicate salmon-pink trumpets. Jackie considers their yellow companions to be interlopers,
much like the white fritillary.
For the first time this year we took drinks in the rose garden before dinner. I hope it is not too long before Laurie and Clif can do the same on their patio. The clouds behind the weeping birch had a silver lining.
Our dinner this evening consisted of haddock fillets on a bed of spinach; creamy swede and potato mash; crunchy carrots and broccoli; and piquant cauliflower cheese. This was followed by rhubarb pie and custard. Jackie drank Côtes de Gascogne Cuvée Royale 2015 and I drank more of the merlot.