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My very good blogging friend G.P. Cox had a good laugh yesterday at my statement that ‘surely nothing could go wrong’, concerning my dental teeth cleaning appointment today. Well, GP, I do hope you are ready for another. I received a telephone call at lunchtime today cancelling the visit because the hygienist is ill. I guess I’ll just have to carry on doing it myself.
In complete contrast to yesterday, we enjoyed fine weather today.
Jackie continued taking tender plants and cuttings into protective custody in the greenhouse.
I tidied up a bit and photographed more survivors of the recent light frost.
Some, like this pansy, bore blisters of precipitation.
I am not sure which
of our many
but at the moment they all seem to be.
Heucheras continue to flower,
as do clematises such as Polish Spirit.
Even The Duchess of Albany, long past her best, is capable of creating excitement.
Roses like Compassion,
and the ever ebullient Alan Titchmarsh remain in full bloom;
we have thick piles of carpet roses.
Pelargoniums glow with colour.
Some may be seen in the stone urns at the end of the brick path where solanum swathes the dead tree;
and more in the stone urns in the Rose Garden.
The red maple at one end of
the Shady Path will recover from its wind burns.
Here is a view from the end nearest the house.
Outside the utility room are just a few of the ubiquitous verbena bonarensis paying homage to the regal red climber on the wisteria arbour.
reds, pinks, and greens predominate in the Kitchen Bed.
This evening we dined on Mr Pink’s fish and chips, pickled onions, and gherkins. I finished the toro, which was a bit strong for fish and chips, but never mind.
Purple and yellow together 🙂
Thanks a lot, Alex
Excellent photos – the fuchsias with water drops are particularly fine.
Many thanks, Quercus
Some flowers just seem to soak up the cold like its ambrosia. 🙂
Thanks a lot, Widders
You really have a beautiful garden, Derrick. Not a single flower left in ours!
Thanks a lot, John. We are a lot further south, of course
Long shadows, blue skies, hardy plants, cleaning your own teeth…. You have it all Derrick!! 😀
🙂 Many thanks, Pauline
Thank you very much, Lynn
Another fine journey through your garden–always a pleasure, Derrick.
Many thanks, Merril
My fuchsias are out too but it’s spring here so yours must be hardy 🙂
It’s not really that cold yet. Thanks very much, Mary
You are quite right Mary all are hardy fuchsias, I am impressed by the selection of rather showy hardy fuchsias that are now available the last picture is Lady in Black and is supposed to be a climber, I planted it last summer it is now at least 3ft tall. I await a growth spurt for next year!
A climber sounds good; I really like Lady in Black. I must look out for it. I am propagating the ones I have atm.
It’s photos like this that make me yearn for the days when I had my garden. Just wonderful.
Very many thanks, Maggie
On this very cold and drizzly day, you’re flowers are a highlight. Thank you!
Thank you very much, Jill
With a title like that I felt sure they’d be at least one photo of me.
I’m somewhat disappointed :'(
You put one on when you made this comment, Brian. Thanks a lot 🙂
No wonder your blossoms still linger… If I were a flower in your garden, how can I not do anything but bloom from Jackie’s and your nurturing nature?
Very many thanks, Rose – and you are a flower 🙂
Many thanks, Candy X
We’re supposed to have a frost here in the next couple days. I’m hoping to harvest what’s left of the garden before that.
Good luck, Lisa. Many thanks
Some of those names sound like a spell from the Harry Potter saga. But surely, you are running a show of your own which isn’t any less magical. Toothaches can whisk up a pain the size of a twister. I recently had a root-canal done and had the maimed tooth capped (which bore a matching hole in my wallet) but I am still a tad uncomfortable in that portion of my jaw.
I hope you find complete comfort soon. Nothing is as bad as toothache. Thanks very much, Uma
Such a lovely garden; I am so envious.
Many thanks, Dinata. Give yours a year or two.
Gorgeous as usual and surprising survival of the flowers. I thought the UK was very cold in November and most plants died
It is usually, Geetha. Some parts of the country, further north, have lost their flowers. Many thanks.
I’m glad your garden has not followed suit so we can share the beauty you see in it.
I really love your garden Derrick. So colorful!
Many thanks, Arlene
Im so in love with that greenhouse and gardens..wonderland.
Many thanks, Kerri Elizabeth
Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.?
Thank you very much, Laleh
My pleasure ?
Thanks a lot, Rupali
I love fuchsias. It’s great that your continue to do well.
Many thanks, Helen. The Head Gardener informs me that all those that I photographed are hardy 🙂
Thank you, Susan Freelancer
Such exuberance for this time of year! Lovely captures Derrick ?
Thanks very much, Val
The latest frost has done for most of our flowers now and the winds are stripping the leaves off the trees and bushes. It is so nice to be able to admire your beautiful garden, which must be more sheltered than ours.
It must be, although it is subject to high winds at times. Thanks very much, Clare
Just catching up now Derrick and Jackie. Your gardens still look lovely!
Thank you so much for the work that goes into a catch-up like this, Lavinia