How was your bank holiday weekend? The rain actually stopped here at times so I was able to get out and do a little in the garden between the showers.
I love the contrast of this 'Queen of the Night' tulip against the self sown euphorbia.
I managed to do some much needed weeding in the veg garden and was pleased to see that, with the exception of the carrots, all the other seeds I'd sowed just before the monsoons started have germinated.
I was also very surprised at how many flowers there are on the strawberry plants. I now have to make sure that the birds and slugs don't get them. There is such expectation at this time of year, imaginings of tastes to come!
But I didn't just garden, this afternoon I went over to Lavenham to the Art Festival - it was lovely. The chance to see artists in their studios, with real range of work and also an amazing range of studios and settings; some old and medieval, some new in beautiful gardens and then this one, the last one we visited:
Not only was it a stunningly beautiful garden (and this is only a part of it!) it was home to beautiful bronze sculptures by Kate Denton (if you enlarge it by clicking on it you might just see a stag and a hare sculptures). Did I have garden envy? Just a little!
And to finish, it's Florence and Dylan's 7th birthday today. They've had fish for tea and are now sleeping it off on the throw I made for the sofa (I'm so pleased they use it after all the hassle they gave me when I was making it!)
P.S. Thank you for all your good wishes about my back on the last post, it's fine again now :-)