The Abraham Darby and the White Delphinium are at their best, taking centre stage away from the peonies,
especially the beautiful white single which Sharon gave me,
which has outdone itself this year, covered in flamboyant fragrant blooms.
The Iris grew tall, – first the common variety and then the specialties, – the purple, the rust and the lovely yellows (which fell prey to the wind and rain and spent the last part of their life indoors, reflected on the mirrored table.
The Columbine, the Sweet William, the Shastas, the Oriental poppies, and the potted annuals have all been a lovely prelude to the roses
and the Clematis who/which are in full fragrant bloom in the back garden and at the front garden gate.
Frank brought me some wonderful light long handled clippers and yesterday I pruned back all the suckers on the trees along the side garden.
A big job, but I was quite conscious of approval from ‘on high’!