Yesterday Jackie tidied up the area fronting the garage door trellis. This involved clearing away last year’s plants that were beyond their best-before date, especially the still blooming nasturtiums that should have shrivelled and died months ago. She then added new life to the pots.
Today was one of steady, light, rain. Starting with the Head Gardener’s new planting of perky primulas and pansies
I photographed pellucid precipitation on diverse daffodils;
on fresh tulips;
on other pansies;
on hellebore brollies;
on winsome wallflowers:
on camellia petals;
on slender summer snowflakes;
on pink pelargoniums;
and on a closed clematis Cirrhosa Freckles.
Floral lichen on the back of the Nottingham Castle bench is developing nicely.
This afternoon, Valentine from HSL brought a sample chair,
one of which he tried out for size for each of us. Having taken an order he returned this one to his van and, for the first time in two years, I was able to rise from a seat without using my arms.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s luscious lemon chicken; crisp roast potatoes; and crunchy cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts, with tasty gravy. I drank Carinena El Zumbido Garnacha Syrah 2017, while the Culinary Queen abstained.