This baby robin kept me company the whole afternoon just inches from my hands as I gently worked in the border.
Help from a baby robin
Our cat slept on the car bonnet and ignored the birds (which luckily he always does.)
Our Burmese cat snoozing on the warm car bonnet
Here I love the way the Virginia creeper is decorating the cat flap
Virginia creeper round the cat flap
This trachelospermum has, without any help from me, made its way along the wall under the bay window to get some sunlight and get out from under the canopy of the monster wisteria. When it flowers next year it will be fabulous.
Trachelospermum jasminoides creeping along under the bay window
Talking of which, here is the wisteria, blocking our windows and grabbing our roof tiles. This week we had it taken down. Even if we had given it the July prune, it would have been back to an unmanageable size again so I decided on drastic action. I believe the trachelospermum lurking underneath it will romp away up the house given light and warmth and that will give us fabulous scent all next summer.
Now you see it
Wisteria taken down to shoulder height
Now you don’t. I am really pleased it has been cut down. The tree surgeons were so careful hardly a bloom in the front garden was affected. Light floods into the house and it feels good to have a change. I’ve seen trachelospermums grow high up a wall and I think ours will now soon cover the front of the house but hopefully not the windows.
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