General Gardening

After lunch I converted the following posts from Classic to Block edits, using the normal, untiled Gallery:

Jackie spent the early part of the day completing her weeding of the Brick Circle and continuing along the Brick Path. I began my later stint of dead heading and pulling up weeds by gathering up her refuse and adding it to the compost bins.

Before eventually settling down at my computer I staggered around with my camera.

I photographed a variety of our clematises – on the patio, in the Rose Garden, and on the kitchen wall.

Wallflowers and miniature kniphofias blend well in the Pond Bed.

Roses include New Dawn on the Palm Bed;

in the Rose Garden Madame Alfred Carrière, Lady Emma Hamilton; the third picture containing the red Love Knot, pansies, Alan Titchmarsh, and Just Joey;

and finally the red climber along the Shady Path.

Day lilies appear on the corner of Margery’s Bed and in the Dragon Bed.

This evening we all dined on oven fish, chips, and onion rings; garden peas, pickled onions and gherkins, with with Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Waters Edge Moldovan Pinot Grigio, part of Becky and Ian’s Father’s Day selection.


  1. Such pretty’n’charming plants and flowers in your photos today! You all’s hard work and TLC pays off! 🙂 OH, you know the owls make me smile! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    PS…“We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature.” – Bryant McGill

  2. Your garden photos are beautiful even with the staggering. I love Jattie’s sculpture and the bottle brush with the bee in the earlier post.

  3. I like Jattie’s sculpture. Looks nice in the garden. Do you still have it out there?

    Looks like you had a beautiful summer day with perfect lighting. My favorite photo is the one with the daylilies. There is something about them and the way shadows and light play amid the blooms.

    1. Thank you so much, Lavinia. Yes, Jattie’s sculpture still lies in the garden

  4. There must be thousands and thousands of blooms in view in the garden at the moment. Silly question, admittedly, but have you ever tried any kind of census?

  5. Weeds grow everywhere, without any care or fuss, while the flowers we want need good soil, fertilizer and watering! What’s up with that?

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