On a day that returned us to warmth and full sunshine, Jackie spent much of it
examining her floral babies and stretching to care for them, while I mostly wandered in and out of the garden with my camera.
We have a number of clematises;
freshly blooming rhododendrons;
and more welcome alliums.
The Kitchen Path runs alongside the Pond Bed towards the arch bearing a blue solanum.
The Gazebo and Brick Paths are colourfully bordered.
Jackie’s new planting in the Shady Path Bench Bed is burgeoning nicely.
The Byzantium gladioli are standing in several beds, including this one in the Rose Garden; the pink cabana Jumbo emerges from a blue pot; the red Japanese maple still dominates the Pond Bed.
Geranium palmatums, cosmos, dandelions, convolvulus, companula, pansies, and poppies are other thriving blooms.
Florence at Fiveways stands in front of our newest bench; the Nottingham Castle replica is the oldest.
Weigela and two different erigerons overlook the concrete patio.
This evening we dined on more of the marinaded chicken with boiled new potatoes, and tender runner and green beans, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Shiraz.