........ there is a patchwork block called "trip around the world" (which the students will be doing next week). I can't take you on world tour, but I can take you on a trip around the garden!
The peony is a beautiful deep, deep red
a pretty shrub that I can't remember the name of!
these flowers smell slightly of garlic
a bud on the climbinng rose
another stunning clematis (that's my hand holding the flower up, which shows how big it is)
this little clematis just goes on and on flowering
the "alien" clematis flowers look somewhat more normal now!
the climbing rose on the back wall has been swamped by ivy, and has one lonely flower
this is a miniature rose, which we have had for years. It was in a pot in our last garden, and is now planted out in a border
now that we have enjoyed the garden, let's pop into the kitchen, to see how the orchids are doing. This first one might look a bit shabby, but it has been flowering since last December!
the orchids did very well last summer, and it looks as if they might even do better this year
this is the best orchid I have ever had - but I can't claim any credit for it, as my orchids have to thrive on neglect!
I have one last delight to share with you ........ the Friday cake. A most delicious apple cake - there was some discussion as the whether we would prefer custard or ice cream with it!
I won't be sewing over the weekend, as we are doing something special - I'll tell you all about it on Monday. I hope you all have a great weekend, love Anne