Hot Chocolate And Hot Lips

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It was another mark of progress this morning when I wandered around the overcast garden while Jackie was out shopping. I didn’t imagine I might have to be rescued in some way.

Wedding Day rose has begun to bloom on the Agriframes Arch spanning the Brick Path.

The diagonal view from the Heligan Path towards the greenhouse features Hot Lips and the clematis now blooming over the Phantom Path.

The arch over the Dead End Path, from which can be seen the Rosa Glauca in the patio, supports Compassion rose and scarlet runner beans.

Astilbe and campanula Samantha flourish in the West Bed.

Poppies, heucheras, and clematises vie with roses in the Rose Garden.

Bee flying to yellow bottle brush

Here, a bee sets its sights on one of the yellow Bottle Brush plants’ blooms.

Hostas and erigeron

The sun having put in an appearance this afternoon, and a hosta in the front garden having caught my eye, I ventured out again.

Geraniums

Jackie has replaced the pansies in the stone tubs on the wall with bright geraniums.

Fuschia Delta's Sarah

Fuchsia Delta’s Sarah thrives in the triangular bed beside the wisteria arbour;

Petunias and diascias

almost black petunias are set off nicely by pink diascias in a pot beside the Kitchen Bed;

and these hanging baskets on the kitchen wall contain diascias, lobelia, and bidens.

This evening we dined on our second helpings of yesterday’s Forest Tandoori takeaway meals.

71 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate And Hot Lips

  1. Those petunias are lovely, and do look black and velvety–I have never seen that before.

    We ordered an arch for our garden, but aroun dhere i think it needs to be annuals like beans and morning glories as opposed to climbing roses, since the deer and chipmunks eat everything–

  2. My goodness! It may be overcast but these photos reveal a beautiful garden, one where a team of gardeners beaver away constantly in order to keep it in sterling condition. Jackie has done an unbelievably fabulous job in reshaping, reforming and nurturing this garden into a glorious park!

  3. How wonderful that you’re able to get out by yourself now, Derrick. The garden is fabulous. It looks so beautiful.
    Flower names are so funny. I got distracted thinking how it would sound if you said you’re going down a dead end path to seek Hot Lips and Compassion. πŸ˜‰

  4. My goodness, everything looks amazing – however long does it take to water that perfusion of colour?? I love your garden !!

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