Jackie has not neglected the front garden in her clearing and planting of the last few days. This morning I gathered and bagged up her cuttings from the gravel path.
Erigerons, day lilies, Hot Chocolate rose and fuchsia feature here.
Clematises, nasturtiums, petunias, lobelias, and solanum currently bloom in front of the garage door.
This afternoon we left the sunshine behind at home as steady rain tracked us to the North of the forest.
Coats glistening, a trio of ponies took shelter among trees at Ibsley;
further on, at Frogham, more shaggy yet bedraggled donkeys, including our first foals of the season found their own shelter.
This evening we dined on minted lamb burgers; potatoes pulverised into a creamy mash; crunchy carrots and broccoli; and tender green beans with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Pinot Noir.