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My contribution to garden maintenance today was to accompany Aaron to Mole Country Supplies to buy more fencing materials with which he and Robin virtually completed their job; to cut the grass; and to dead head some roses. Jackie did a lot of watering.
In the Rose Garden Emma Hamilton basked in the sunshine,
and Hydrangea Lanarth White tolerated the shadow of the orange shed.
A bustling bee explored a bidens;
a Small White butterfly sought refuge in the camouflage of a petunia;
and a rather tattered Gatekeeper took a rest in the Weeping Birch Bed.
The Head Gardener had also purchased a few more plants, including
the New Guinea impatiens introduced to the chimney pot on the grass that it shares with lobelia and geraniums.
By request, for our dinner this evening, Jackie produced fried eggs, bacon, and mushrooms; chips and baked beans. Lovely. She drank Hoegaarden and I didn’t.