Time to cut back spent flowers and watch new colours take over. The foxgloves and poppies are dropping their petals but I want the seeds for next year so the tall bare stems have to stay for a while ... well some of them.
The house smells of Sweetpeas as small posies sit on every surface. I read about a woman who left bunches of flowers for strangers to pick up. She labelled them with a tag saying 'Here's a free smile for you!' Sounds like a nice thing to do but I think I will pass mine to my friends and neighbours first.
I spent the day rediscovering a path. It went from this:
.... to this:
We visited Norwell Nursery yesterday (more on that later) and they had a glorious enclosed walk. This one has the makings of something FAR better if I dig up all these odds and ends and copy the nursery's planting scheme ... just need to buy fully grown rambling roses from somewhere to hide that fence.
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