Today Nick continued with his painting of our bedroom and upstairs sitting room walls;
Jackie continued weeding, alongside Martin
who heavily pruned a couple of New Zealand flax plants and an ornamental poplar before mowing the lawn carpeted with daisies which will return in a few days.
In the meantime I photographed two other breeds of hard workers also struggling with the heat – namely
hummingbird moths on pelargoniums,
and bees on yellow bottle brush and mauve verbena bonariensis.
While I was at it I photographed a few more flowers which bear titles in the gallery.
This evening we dined on slow roasted pork with crunchy crackling; crisp roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding; al dente cauliflower, carrots and broccoli, with meaty gravy. Jackie and Ian drank Hoegaarden, Becky finished the Portuguese Rosé, Flo drank elderflower cordial, and I drank more of the Côtes du Rhône.