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The sun has returned after several days’ absence. I wandered around the garden with a camera. These photographs reflect the current conditions in our plot.
Hibiscuses are now in full bloom. This one is at the front;
as is this yellow climbing nasturtium sharing the garage frontage with
hanging baskets such as this container of geraniums an lobelia blending with the clematis Star of India behind them.
There are quite a few dahlias reaching up to meet the Chequerboard fuchsia sharing the basket suspended from the wisteria arbour with the paler blue lobelias.
A buddleia peeps through the Gazebo arch festooned with clematis Polish Spirit;
nearby petunias hang from the eucalyptus.
Leicesteria drop earrings dangle in the West Bed
which also contains white Japanese anemones Jackie planted a couple of years ago to contrast with the ubiquitous pink ones.
Begonias swing from the dead snake bark maple.
Priscilla gladioli have survived the rains in the
These petunias and geraniums stand on a brick plinth in the Weeping Birch Bed;
opposite them a pot on the corner of the Raised Bed contains more of each with many blooms behind them.
The crocosmia in this shot greets you as you leave the Rose Garden,
this view of which is focussed on Just Joey.
Altissimo, in the centre of this shot looking into Elizabeth’s Bed, has sent out a lower than normal stem.
Yellow rudbeckia takes centre stage in this section of the Palm Bed.
This bronzed Comma butterfly appears to be seeking camouflage from the dead little fir tree
in a pot on the right hand side of the Gazebo Path.
Perhaps last night’s power cut improved tonight’s evening meal. A consequence was that the lemon chicken Jackie was marinading remained in the lemon juice overnight. We enjoyed this with her special fried rice and runner beans. I finished the pinot noir. Jackie had drunk her Hoegaarden on the patio as an aperitif.