We love our purple Clematis – this one is in my Suffragette garden but flowers more next door than for us!
I love the colour combination of this Day Lily with the Agapanthus.
Our Lily pots are at their best.
Today I posted a little book to its author. Many years ago, when teaching Year 7s, we used to read ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks and from that inspiration, the children wrote their own story in chapters. I kept Paul’s which is delightful and as I have followed his very interesting career and stayed in touch, I am able to return this lovely piece of work to him.
The lovely new owners of our Greengrocer’s shop, Grow Box, were yesterday giving away some Cornish Cream if you bought some strawberries which I hadn’t realised until the cream was added to my bag. That meant, of course, that I had to make some scones. I used the trimmings to make some Cheese scones of which I am even more fond, if I dare to admit that!
This gentle poem came my way today and seems so very apt for these difficult days. Be kind to yourself as well as to others.
We have spent the afternoon with our Dear Friend who is 101 years old. We had some delightful conversations as I did some embroidery by her bedside. What a joy and a privilege to spend all that time with her as N&G went out for lunch to celebrate their Wedding Anniversary. We took a big garden bouquet for the Wedding Anniversary couple and a beautifully scented bunch of Sweet Peas for T.
Last night’s Full Moon was beautiful, quite low in the sky and glowing. This month’s moon has various names, all to do with the harvesting that happens in August – Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon and Barley Moon.
A lovely group of our singers met in the stone circle near the newly planted woods this afternoon. We couldn’t sing but it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces, people we have all been missing over the last 5 months. J often dog sits for Kaja and is much loved as can be seen here as J is stroking Kaja and the delightful little Graham, a visiting dog.
Storms over the winter took our arch down. The lovely Mr S has been building a new one and today added the top to the four posts and I am delighted to have the structure back in our garden. When it is finished with its trellis sides, we can untie the Wisteria to go over the top, the Clematis to go through the trellis and the Peaceful Garden with the bench and sculpture will become a hidden spot again.
There is lots of colour in the garden and the veggies are coming along well. We eat the Purple Mange tout almost every evening and are delighted with this new venture. We’ll grow them again next year. The Sweetcorn is looking good and the Kalettes taking over their bed. We have a constant battle with caterpillars, tracking them each day and giving them to the birds. We were given the miniature red rose as a thank you present last summer and it seems to die over the winter so we are delighted with all the blooms it is giving us this year. The shady corner is quite well lit at this time of year and it is thriving as are the Lilies on the patio.
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Church Lane becomes quite dark when all the trees have a good growth of leaves. It makes for a very pleasing quiet start to our walk.
I love the shadows thrown by the field gate.
We are going to the cinema tonight – our first to a Drive-in!