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Early this morning, in the front garden, I photographed nasturtiums;
double petunias in a hanging basket;
clematis Mrs N. Thompson, now taking over from the pink roses on the trellis;
and another, Ville de Lyon, draped over the fence.
Moving to the patio, I admired the various planting groups, including planters and hanging baskets along the Kitchen Path.
A brief sojourn in the Rose Garden revealed, among others, the miniature Little Rambler, clematis Arabella; Creme de la Creme; a bee in a poppy; and Jackie’s new creation, Rosa Canoris Forkii.
This made me determined to return later and join Jackie in a lengthy dead-heading session. I have to admit that I did get carried away with tracking bees and hoverflies, but, nevertheless, I thought the Head Gardener’s observation that there was more photography than dead-heading being carried out, was a wee bit harsh.
This afternoon I dozed through two World Cup football matches. It doesn’t much matter which they were.
Before dinner, we enjoyed a drink on the patio. I saved some of my Doom Bar to accompany Jackie’s splendid chicken jalfrezi and boiled basmati rice. Having finished her Hoegaarden, Jackie had the pleasure of watching me.