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The Ashes, Cricket Test series is on. Cardiff is the chosen venue for the first round; And, so far so good for England. That it is possible for play to go on until almost 7pm is an indication of the fair weather.
At Wimbledon they play on until after 9pm… Summer is truly here.
So here is a glimpse of summer in the garden…

There are few requirements of a rose. Their very presence lifts the heart. This soon-to-be blousey, explosion of purity looks perfect with the backlight of the evening rays.
Rosa – Silver Anniversary

Woody is never far away. I think there are two youngsters, but they are so flighty and flit away at the slightest movement it is difficult to tell. This pic was taken from indoors through the kitchen window. – I was having a cuppa.
Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

It was only the other day that I pushed in a support for this rue. A few stems have escaped and are almost horizontal: ’Where’s the string?’
Thalictrum flavum

Last year I gave her a stern talking-to; Pull yer’ socks up, I said.. And she has. :)
Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ viticella

Flowering well this year is this rambler. It needs a bit of restraining but well worth the effort.
Félicité Perpétue

I have had to wait a couple of years but now the Birch has reached a decent height I can let a clematis scramble up into it. The chosen variety is…
Clematis ‘Blue Angel’ (‘Blekitny Aniol’) viticella

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Lovely shots, especially the baby woodpecker - I know how hard it is to get a photo of them. Don't you love their little red hats? The Silver Anniversary is just beautiful.

11 Jul, 2015


Lovely pictures FC, =^..^=

12 Jul, 2015


wonderful pics and this is our second yr with the 'peckers' they are super birds.
love the clems.

15 Jul, 2015

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