The first of the many canna lilies has now been flowering for a couple of days. It’s the one in the largest Whychford pot alongside orange dahlias and placed near the bird feeders … the Grackles, of which there are many noisy teenagers around the garden these days, seem to think it makes a great place to perch on while waiting their turn at the food station. Fortunately the stem seems able to support them but it does whip about a lot.

A hummingbird was feeding at the flowers last night (see our other blog for photographs)

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