EGRET VISITED: We were sitting under the pergola enjoying the sunshine, greenery, the tinkling of the fountain and the sun, when who should happen by but a dainty egret. S/he strutted her stuff up and down the trellis. We just prayed Yin and Yang would not see it, although I wouldn't rate their chances if they tangled with the egret's beak. Alas, the camera was not nearby. Isn't it ever the way!
D. saw some lovely tiles in a souvenir shop when we were in Seville and thought how attractive they'd look on his new wall. Here they are. We bought compost and vermiculite today to mix with ordinary earth to fill up the wall and plant some portalacas. We weren't looking, but also found another hardenbergia looking a bit dilapidated. We will nurse it along and plant it out soon to ramble over the chain link fence.
Like Yolanda at Bliss, we take a tour regularly to see what's happening and to date, everything we planted is settling in nicely - the phormium, agapanthas, lilies, more osteospurmums of the spoon shaped variety and hollyhocks.......wot a lot we got.
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