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.
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.
2. Bill Mackenzie Clematis
3. Bill Mackenzie seed head
4. Agapanthus – these are having the most amazing year. We have at least 30 blooms on their way.
5. Clematis Warsaw Nike
6. Nasturtium Verve
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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.
Imagine the perfume in the lane as I walked past this Jasmine hedge.
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.
I love the sound of water in the garden. We discovered that adding pebbles to each layer increased the burbling sound.
Blue and white agapanthus are flowering in the same pot, much to our delight.