Once again we struggled in unaccustomed heat to thin out the rampant wisteria, and compost and bag up the clippings.
Jackie did most of the pruning and photographed the process before
and after her efforts.
As she said, she was no longer working in the shade.
Although the bulk of the composting and bagging fell to me,
the Head Gardener put in a chopping stint after lunch, when
we made more progress.
Fortunately we have secured a cancellation spot at the dump on 22nd.
The evening light as, in T-shirt temperature, we took our pre-dinner drinks on the patio, fell on
two socially distanced wood pigeons perched on the lopped cypress on the far side of the garden.
One flew of; the other remained unperturbed.
It was good to see that potted petunias and pelargoniums and fuchsia Delta’s Sarah.had perked up after recent watering.
We dined on Hordle Chinese Take Away second sitting with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Alma Da Vinha Douro Doc 2018.