I did a little bit of dead-heading in the Rose Garden this morning, and watched the Wimbledon men’s semi-finals this afternoon.
Between matches, I took a break and wandered around the garden, particularly to see how the agapanthuses are coming along. The first image shows them against the backcloth of the Palm Bed, on the edge of which they are situated; the second looks out from that bed; and the third down the Gazebo Path.
Here is another view of the Palm Bed,
opposite which we have this scene from the corner of Margery’s Bed.
Saint John’s wort glows at the entrance to the Rose Garden.
A fly also took a break on a white sweet pea.
Continuing with ‘A Knight’s Tale’ I added some new material and edited extracts from ‘Mugging’
and from ‘Tom’
The picture of Tom has been extracted from this school photograph featured in ‘Did You Mean The Off Break?’
This evening we dined on Jackie’s superb steak and onion pie in proper short crust pastry, with new potatoes, crisp carrots and spring greens. I drank more of the Fronton, then became rather excited when I thought dessert was to be knickerbocker glory, but it turned out to be
hydrangea in a vase, so we settled for a Magnum each.