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This morning Jackie virtually completed her planting up of the pots and hanging baskets.
Here are just a few of the numerous varieties of petunia,
more of which feature in this shot of the Head Gardener’s Walk.
The Shady Path also has its share of these and of begonias,
another variety of which lies beside the patio in a Butler’s sink,
in full view of this striking primula.
We have two rampant rambling Félicité Perpétue roses. This one is at the Eastern end of the Back Drive.
Prize poppies, like these two in the herbaceous border, are cropping up everywhere;
and For Your Eyes Only romps around the Rose Garden.
Jessie and her friend Claire came to visit for the weekend. We spent a most entertaining afternoon and evening reminiscing and putting the world to rights.
The mandatory garden tour was undertaken. Here is Jessie admiring the Rose Garden.
Claire, a keen gardener, appreciated what she termed a tutorial from The Head Gardener,
and particularly enjoyed a wander down the Back Drive.
This evening we dined on Mr Pink’s fish and chips, Garner’s pickled onions, and Tesco’s gherkins followed by chocolate eclairs and Fortnum and Mason’s classy mints provided by Claire, accompanied by Jessie’s excellent Les Caillottes Sancerre 2015.