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Until 2.30 p.m. when Jackie drove us to Brockenhurst to collect our friend Sheila who is staying with us for a few days, she continued sterling maintenance in the garden while Aaron and Robin continued with the fencing.
The erigeron outside the French windows featured as part of yesterday’s kitchen door shot. Here is a close-up of some of them.
Walking down the back drive to open the gate for our two marvellous garden maintenance men, I admired, on the bordering beds,
wallflowers and valerian;
and rose Féliticé Perpetué, now draping the dead stumps.
The heucheras in the Rose Garden provide stiff competition for the roses themselves.
Here, the geranium palmatums lead us in,
and aquilegias front Schoolgirl and Golden Showers.
Ballerina dances with honeysuckle alongside the entrance arch.
The rose Hot Chocolate in the front garden is, however, just ahead of that in the back.
Festooning the front trellis are two different depths of pink roses.
Here is a view across the Cryptomeria Bed to Elizabeth’s Bed.
The peach coloured rose photographed yesterday is further open today.
The smallest hoverfly I have ever seen landed on For Your Eyes Only.
I have striven for a long time to capture a bee in flight. Today my perseverance was rewarded.
This evening we all dined on Jackie’s lemon chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, and carrots. Jackie drank Hoegaarden, I drank more of the Fleurie, and Sheila drank water.