The gardening conditions this year continue to be very favourable towards the maintenance of plenty of flowers despite it being high summer.  Finally the humidity has gone but a pleasant mid-20s temperature is keeping everythng looking good … though the glorious lily displays are aided, made possible even, by J’s daily forays to squish lily-beetles.

Before the flowers though, last night we were joined at sunset by one of the neighbours wanting us to open up the compost bin so that he/she could rummage around for grubs and beetles …

Now for some flowers and interesting plantings:


Last, we come to the river part of the title …” Cap’n Dick of the Jolly Sparrow at your service ma’am ”