Four have an orange flash and four a green flash. My husband (has he been watching daytime t.v.?) insists these are the very latest for drinking red wine out of. Footless glasses. Now I dont need any encouragement in polishing off a bottle of red wine, but think these might help me to do it even faster than usual. We are now on the hunt for plain black placemats as I have visions of scratched glass table or worse.
The Paeonies are equally beautiful. I tried to put up the frame for them, but the wind can be so strong here. But what I have discovered is that it is the foliage that flattens and would require reinforcement. The actual bloom can stand up all by itself. I suppose the purists will snort at that. But they seem to be holding their own very well.
Just look at this Rogersii. We managed to bring away some off shoots of the main plant from our previous home. The shoots there will be about eight foot now. But this baby, even in a pot, has bravely sent up a spike of flowers. It is lined up by the fence along with the others to go in the ground, clematis, ivy, hydrangea and quinces. Hopefully to be joined by a Rambling Rector Rose. If only for the name! Having seen a picture of one in my friend Lynn's garden I have to have one.
This archway is at the head of steps leading from out of the kitchen down to the lower part of the garden , and the summer house. It is smothered in clematis, honeysuckle and ivy. There is periwinkle at the base romping away.
I planted out some marigolds that friend Lucy gave me. Some in the garden and the rest into a bowl shaped pot. I noticed most of my seeds have germinated. We are promised a heat wave over the next two days. May have to dig out the sun cream, forget about the painting and get gardening big time.
Our meal yesterday evening was very nice. Beef casserole with a soft meringue effort to follow.
Lucy has retired from Bed and Breakfast. But unlike us she still has paying guests. No, I cant work it out either. There we sat having our meal while 4 Belgians wandered round the garden. Just made me thankful that we have retired properly so I can wander round my own garden and home without falling over anyone else. Apart from a cat.