What a bugger computers are! It has been on a go-slow and sulk all day. It refused to download the piccies I had just taken of my garden. With the aid of headphones, Skype and a certain amount of emotional blackmail, I persuaded Jemima to talk me through how to get into the bowels of the computer and sort out the problem. Phew. Done it.
Here are some flowers that have appeared in my garden. I love these semi-wild flowers that seed themselves promiscuosly each year.
Nasturtiums. They are so bright and cheerful and are scattered about the garden with gay abandon. I also have various hues of yellow but this, my very favourite:
It's a sort of maroon colour and certainly I shall try to save some seed and hope it will come true to colour next year.
Feverfew. This makes brilliant cut flowers that last for ages, especially if mixed with:
Lady's Mantle. I love the leaves on this plant. When it has rained, the drops cling to the leaves like jewels.
Marigolds. One of my favourite flowers. When I was at school I used to tell everyone my middle-name was Marigold. I even told a couple of boyfriends that was my first-name.
Welsh Poppies. These get everywhere.
Creeping Jenny. These creep everywhere.
This year I have been meticulous in dead-heading the fading flowers. Every morning and evening I prowl round the garden with my scissors and snip happily away. Because of this they have been flowering for weeks on end and I can see more and more flower buds developing.
And this is my latest garden ornament:
A water butt. When I was staying with Jenny recently I was so impressed with her butt (!) I went to B&Q as soon as I got home and got one for myself. Thanks Jenny!