We had fun this morning helping Louisa – on the telephone, of course – to provide clues for an Easter Egg Hunt for Jessica and Imogen. Jackie came up with one of the best: ‘Toying with this clue will shed light on the answer’ would lead them to the toy shed in the garden. Because there are no sport programmes on Sky, Errol has cancelled his subscription to the sport section of that provider. Louisa and I between us managed ‘Not so much Sky can be seen here. Poor Dad’ – this for the family T.V.
This afternoon I entered the front garden with the intention of watering the pots. I found Aaron had already done it. That was a result.
Jackie took the garden photoshoot today, so all I needed to do was put all this together.
It was a good wheeze to place tulip pots on a table to obtain these angles.
As can be seen from these shots and the view across the garden to the bare copper beech, Aaron moved the blue wooden table and chairs back onto the patio for the summer.
A range of daffodils continues to delight.
For her focus on honesty the Assistant Photographer chose the bed beside the greenhouse and the Dragon Bed. This year she could have found it almost anywhere.
Her ammi seedling is progressing nicely.
Ajugas are often small and retiring. This one stands proudly erect.
The large wisteria is sending out its grape-like blooming bunches.
Buds about to burst include perky peony
and ornamental onions.
Stained glass songbirds swoop over a startled metal owl.
Erigeron bend well with either iberis,
angels wings contrast with red Japanese maple and carmine pelargonium.
Jackie is particularly enamoured of the yellow maple in the Palm Bed
Aubretia brightens edges of paths.
Whoops. I pressed publish prematurely. We are having wholesome soup for dinner this evening. Like me, you will have to guess what it is.