Today was very hot and sunny. Until fatigue forced me inside I put in
more work on the stones of the Weeping Birch Bed footpath.
It is now possible once more to sit on the chair beneath the tree and look across to the Rose Garden. A raised stone sits in the foreground of this picture. I picked it out of the undergrowth with the intention of using it on the path. When the Head Gardener informed me that it was part of another path leading in the direction of the crow’s flight from the chair, I was somewhat disappointed. Ah, well.
In the Rose Garden we have, among others, Altissimo, foxgloves, Gloriana, Madame Alfred Carriere, and For your Eyes Only.
Red and white mimuluses are blooming in a hanging basket over the Heligan Path; yellow ones in a tub beside the decking.
White petunias share a pot with angels wings, and blue pansies in a hanging basket beside the greenhouse are almost fluorescent.
Planting was again Jackie’s main occupation today. Here she displays a tomato grown from seed.
She has also installed one of Shelly’s Christmas presents, namely a retractable plant hanger which, when attached to the top of the Gazebo can be applied to a hanging basket and retracted to a position giving the required headroom for passing husbands. This one certainly appreciates it.
We have a number of clumps of Erigeron and various peonies.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s flavoursome savoury rice topped with an omelette and served with two preparations of prawns – one tempura with sweet chilli sauce, the other hot and spicy. We both drank Concha y Toro Reserva Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc 2020.