A Double Lily

This afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/08/16/a-knights-tale-17-the-young-girl-actually-accepted-it/

Later, I joined Jackie in the Rose Garden where she rearranged plants and watered, while I dead headed.

Until the Head Gardener restrained her, Lady Hamilton spread herself about a bit. She has been tethered since I made these pictures

as I noticed when, later, we enjoyed evening drinks beside her.

Other views include Winchester Cathedral, Mamma Mia and verbena bonariensis, For your Eyes Only, backlit cerinthe, and Jackie in “Where’s Jacke” (10)

Elsewhere we have various dahlias, phlox, and pink double lily.

This evening we enjoyed second helpings of yesterday’s cottage pie with fresh vegetables. Jackie drank Calvet Prestige Sauvignon Blanc 2020 while I finished the Faugeres.


  1. Everything is looking so healthy. Unfortunately, I was unable to enlarge any of the images except for the first image in section.

    I’m viewing via my iPad, so if no one else is having difficulty then we can assume the fault is at my end. πŸ€”

    1. Yes Sue, I’m having the same problem very annoying, apparently Derrick had the same thing happen when he was viewing Andrew Petchers blog yesterday.

      1. Jackie and Derrick, I tried an experiment.
        My phone always shows the gallery in single images so no point in testing there. Viewing the gallery on my computer was fine, however, using the iPad I switched to another browser and used Google instead and could browse through the gallery without problems. It seems as though my problem is the Safari browser. So now I need to find out if this is an Apple hitch or a WordPress update problem.

  2. Goodness, your double lily is truly astonishing – the flower itself reminds me of an exotic clematis, but the leaves are very different. Absolutely stunning and such a confident colour for Lily!
    Your ‘rose garden’ truly is the epitome of an English Rose Garden. Heavenly pictures!

    1. Hi Emma, Derrick thought it was a Dahlia, because of the foliage, in fact the lily has flopped forward and is growing through a dahlia planted in front of it, its own leaves are hidden.

      1. Aah, a Dalia was my other thought too – the petals look so fleshy and so much more colourful than most Lilies! You have both created such a wonderful haven in your beautiful garden – so much work but the result is fantastic!

    2. Thanks very much, Emma. I was fooled by the leaves, too. I thought it was a strange dahlia and had to seek identification from the Head Gardener who has now answered you πŸ™‚

  3. That double lily is, I’d say, ravishing! Beautiful seems inadequate. I read Part 17 of the Knight’s Tale. What detailed description! Very interesting.

  4. The Head Gardener is in full control of wayward plants. In the quiz, she is well camouflaged in the top left of the image, in between the shrub and the statue. The light in the closing images looks pleasant.

  5. I like those red and yellow dahlias. My wife grows lilies but they’ve taken a bit of a pasting in the recent wind and rain.This summer weather is getting stranger and stranger.

  6. The ‘where’s Jackie’ picture was real cute today, Derrick! And the garden is fantastic. All that hard work sure is showing !!

  7. It all looks so lovely! I spotted Jackie. πŸ™‚

    The heat has broken here, and we are enjoying a deliciously cool and mostly cloudy day. πŸ™‚

  8. I spotted Jackie right off. It made me smile. Beautiful photos as usual Derrick.

    Jackie, I had a 60cm wooden wagon wheel delivered today. I intend to lean it against a 4 foot high garden windmill I bought last year and grow snow peas on them. I would have prefer a real one but they are hard to come by and expensive. Besides, where would I put it? πŸ™‚ You are such an inspirational gardener. I’m your biggest fan. πŸ˜‰ (Sorry, Derrick)

    1. Wow Chrissy, thanks very much, I’m flattered. I love the sound of the wagon wheel and the snow peas, should look wonderful. I love looking around reclamation yards here for things to go in the garden, but as you say, they can be very expensive, and like you I’m running out of space!

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