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This afternoon I wandered around the garden seeking flowers I may not yet have featured this year. These lilies have just popped in a patio planter.
The agapanthuses in the Palm Bed again stretch across the Gazebo Path.
They stand alongside these Rudbeckia and phlox;
while on that bed’s Shady Path side these begonias bloom.
This flamboyant dahlia, aptly named Puerto Rico blazes between Brick and Gazebo Paths.
The arch across the Shady Path supports this purple clematis.
In the Rose Garden we have fuchsias Mrs Popple
and Bella Rosella.
Gloriana rose is having a better year;
while Special Anniversary
and Crown Process Margareta are enjoying a second flush.
Jackie bought this rather splendid hydrangea very cheaply in Lidl this morning. It doesn’t have a name. You can’t expect everything for £5. She will nurture it in the pot until the weather is kinder.
Now to the sparrows. I have reported on the second brood of these birds in the loo extractor fan. keeping their parents foraging. We have a second set in the rusted burglar alarm on the other side. These are not visible, but I can assure you that they make as much noise as their not so distant cousins.
This evening the three of us dined on a rack of pork ribs in barbecue sauce and Jackie’s sublime savoury rice. Mrs. Knight drank Hoegaarden and Elizabeth and I finished the Malbec.