Although it had heated up by midday, the earlier part of the morning was cooler.
We finished the work on the wisteria;
Jackie continued with other shrubs and roses, such as those festooning the gazebo. Behind the third and fourth steps of the ladder in the third image here can be seen
the colchicums which continue to spread.
Piles for clearance could be found anywhere. In this picture we have the rose ‘cap’ from the top of the now bareheaded gazebo.
The third compost bin is pretty full,
and we only have two more empty refuse bags.
It didn’t take a wood pigeon long to claim the now available perch atop the gazebo.
This evening we dined on roast chicken and parsnips; sage and onion stuffing; boiled new potatoes; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; tender runner beans; and tasty gravy, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Douro.