Interlopers

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This morning we continued tidying the garden.

Daffodils in ginger jar

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’.

Garden across Cryptomeria Bed

Here are current views across the Cryptomeria Bed;

Garden across Margery's Bed

Margery’s Bed;

Garden view across Weeping Birch Bed

and the Weeping Birch Bed;

Pieris

the pieris on the grass patch;

Owl on garden wall

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,

Fritillaries

much like the white fritillary.

Clouds behind weeping birch

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.

49 thoughts on “Interlopers

  1. Salmon trumpets on the daffodils are so beautiful and unique! I liked the pretty other flowers, including plum flowers with the white ones. I like Jackie’s idea of “interlopers!” 🙂
    Heading back to check out nearly a week’s worth of your posts!

  2. The sleeping giant is beginning to boom with color and fresh greens. Such a wonderful thing to see your garden wake up. How nice that you and Jackie can once again enjoy the early evenings in your garden. It’s warmed up here in TX, we are on our 4th mowing already, yellow rose bush has not only bloomed, but lost all the petals and now the coreopolis are giving us a show – don’t you know the Spring storms are knocking on the doors.

  3. Yes, it will be quite a while before Laurie and Clif have drinks on the patio 😉 I’ll have to take a picture of our patio so that you can get the full glory. However, just from looking at your pictures I can almost feel the warmth of your spring. And to this spring-starved Mainer, how sweet those pictures are.

  4. Pingback: For Derrick and Jackie: A Drink on the Patio | Notes From the Hinterland

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