Behind A Vinca

Shield bug on Vinca

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Jackie spent the morning working on the garden beds. I finished aerating the scrawny grass patch and did a little clearing up.

At the house end of the Gazebo Path weeded by Aaron last week, Jackie worked on tidying the Triangular Bed;

and, alongside the Dead End Path, the West Bed.

Magnolia

Viewed from our back drive, the splendid magnolia still soars above the vacant North Breeze jungle.

Pansy

Runaway pansies from last year’s hanging baskets have seeded at will.

Head Gardener's Walk

The Head Gardener’s Walk, laid down two years ago, threads through the then non-existent Dragon Bed.

Almost by the hour, tulips are opening out everywhere.

Shield bug on Vinca

This shield bug vainly hopedΒ to hide behind a vinca.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s succulent sausage casserole, creamy mashed potato and swede, fresh spring greens and runner beans. Neither of us imbibed.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

53 thoughts on “Behind A Vinca

  1. Even the pansies don’t want to leave your garden – they left seeds around to germinate and bloom for you two! A happy place for flora and fauna.

  2. It is lovely that the pansies are self seeding – or ‘volunteering’ as American gardeners call it. I always appreciate that random act of kindness in my tiny garden. Your spring garden is a joy!

  3. Almost by the hour, tulips are opening out everywhere. That about sums up the Spirit of your garden. I wonder what else has been a-hiding in that corner of the enchanted wood?

  4. It is a stunning and wide collection but the one with sunshine and a tree trunk with purple flowers, daffodils and the red flowers in the background is where I want to pull up a chair and read a book, Derrick. πŸ™‚

    Lots of work being done! Great that Jackie is doing so much to the gardens. . . as well as cooking “feasts!” I just resort to sandwiches or soup since it is rare for me to have adult eating guests.
    I like the shield bug who looks like an ancient bug from when dinosaurs lived. We have AA brown looking shield bug that is also called a stink bug since it leaves a smell on your fingers, ewww!

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