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Boat Trip, Singing and Sunset

The Ingleheart Singers have been on their annual boat trip tonight and it was brilliant. We all take food to share on the trip out from Falmouth to St Mawes, then we entertain the punters in the local hostelry and then board the boat for the trip back home. We sing all the way back, entertaining those on the quay side, those in their boats and onshore in Falmouth.

 

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Eggs, Artichoke and Onions

We’ve been down to a lovely gathering at the local allotments today, each of us taking food to share. There was a lovely box of hard boiled free range eggs.

The produce growing around the various plots was very impressive.

What a display of beautiful onions drying in the sunshine!

 

Six on Saturday – After July Rain

The garden has been parched for weeks so the heavy rain of the last couple of days has been very welcome, except where it has beaten flowers down, showing us too (as the Propagator confesses) to be too sanguine about staking the tall plants. Reminder to self – do better next year!   I love the photographic opportunity that raindrops provide.

1.  Yorkshire Fog – covered in raindrop jewels.

Yorkshire Fog grass

2.   Bill Mackenzie Clematis

Bill Mackenzie Clematis

3. Bill Mackenzie seed head

Bill Mackenzie seed head

4.  Agapanthus – these are having the most amazing year. We have at least 30 blooms on their way.

Agapanthus

5.  Clematis Warsaw Nike

Clematis Warsaw Nike

6.  Nasturtium Verve

Nasturtium Verve

To see lots more of Six on Saturday, visit The Propagator’s blog and read comments and get links to gardens and gardeners around the world.

 

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Bouquet, Berries and Buzzard

Our friends who came to dinner a couple of nights ago brought a beautiful bunch of flowers.

We have been picking a few raspberries each day for the last week or so and today there was a whole handful!

On the shed at the far end of the back field where the sheep live, the lovely Mr S spotted a Buzzard preening itself. I took the photo on a very long zoom.

 

The Invictus Trust, A Lane and Jasmine

One of the charities that The Suitcase Singers supports is the Invictus Trust. The Invictus Trust was set up in January 2010 by Ben’s family and is dedicated to the memory of Ben Cowburn, a wonderfully vibrant young man whose struggle with mental health issues had tragic consequences. The Invictus Trust is named after the poem that inspired Ben.  Click on the links to find out more.
Today we presented a cheque for £600 which Ben’s Father accepted with gratitude. He explained that the money we have donated will be the icing on the cake for the new unit which is about to open in Cornwall, the first such unit in Cornwall. The money we have raised will go to equipping the music room and to the parents’ accommodation. Until now, young people with mental health problems could only be treated outside Cornwall so this is a wonderful development.

The Suitcase Singers and the Invictus Trust cheque

This is our walk into town. Aren’t we lucky?

Imagine the perfume in the lane as I walked past this Jasmine hedge.

Jasmine perfume filling Church Lane

 

We Need Each Other Now, Dessert and Moon Flowers

I love this song . It speaks to me and for me.

We had friends round for dinner tonight and I made a Summer pudding.

There were clouds last night as on the last full moon night but the night before was very clear and I attempted to get photos of the Moon Garden.

 

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Rose, Fountain and Agapanthus

Two years ago, Dear Friends gave us a beautiful golden rose to celebrate our Golden Wedding and this year it is giving us scented roses galore.

Crown Princess Margareta, a fragrant English Rose

I love the sound of water in the garden. We discovered that adding pebbles to each layer increased the burbling sound.

Fountain in full flow

Blue and white agapanthus are flowering in the same pot, much to our delight.

Agapanthus

 

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