Once again the weather today was bright, sunny, and cool.
Nugget posted a brief tweet: “I’ve just dropped down to let all my fans know that I am very well and rather preoccupied at the moment. Sorry, Jackie, I can’t stop while you collect your camera.”
While Jackie worked outside and, as in this picture, in the greenhouse,
I wandered around the garden. The above shot was taken from the Rose Garden,
where pansies and tulips are now blending nicely.
Other tulips bloom elsewhere.
Japanese maple leaves are now burgeoning.
Moss carpets the low stone walls.
Paths, such as that named the Gazebo;
or the Dead End are now flanked by colourful plants.
The New Bed once accommodated splendid gladioli and dahlias decimated by voles. We have yet to see whether the replacements Jackie planted in the autumn will fare any better.
The Weeping Birch Bed on other side of the brick path seems unscathed.
Clumps of fritillaries are in several locations.
Shadows are cast across the lawn.
The sculpture Florence stands on Fiveways at the junction between five paths. She enjoys views such as those shown in the first two photographs above.
Through the greenhouse windows Jackie photographed the Head Gardener’s Walk and
pink and blue primulas;
inside she produced an image of Ammi Majus seedlings.
This evening we dined on pepperoni pizza; plentiful fresh salad; and garlic bread, with which I finished the El Zumbido Garnacha, Syrah.