I found a rather startled blackbird perched on my garden hose yesterday morning. By the time I’d grabbed my camera she’d unruffled her feathers, moved to the bench and was looking more with it. She mostly kept to the patio area all afternoon – she can fly though so all is well 🙂
Rosa ‘The Fairy’ has gone a bit bonkers this year. She’s in a pot, goodness knows what she’d do if she was in the ground!
It means the bench is out of bounds for a while whilst she sprawls about and makes herself comfortable.
Update: I’ve always been a bit uneasy about a rose which has 3 different colourways on offer in the catalogue. According to the RHS, the pink version is ‘The Fairy’ and I see the online offerings now show this as ‘Red Fairy’. Looking at my rose and their photos, I think I may have a case of Rosa mislabelledanthicus!
A double Friday bench from my friend Barbara who took this picture on Friday 14th April 2017.
A timely find thanks to Philippa Burough via Twitter 🙂 You can see the original tweet + responses to it here.
I’ve also been looking into the soldiers’ stories commemorated in Pewsham’s street names this week. Chippenham must have one of the largest and most unusual war memorials in the country.
There is so much more to this garden. See the website for NGS open day details.
A recent find at Ball Colegrave’s Summer Showcase 🙂
Can you tell what it is yet? 😉