Firstly I like to thank you all for the very positive response to the idea of celebrating the feast of St. Fiacre, the patron saint of gardeners next year. I had suggested that perhaps we could write about a miracle in our gardens but Marion St. Clair suggested that we bloggers could have parties in our gardens to celebrate, thank you Marion! I think this could be a wonderful idea, if you have any ideas about how this could work please leave a comment on the original post here, so that everyone can read all the ideas in one place.
This week the weather has been very changeable with quite a bit of rain, so we were amazingly lucky to have such a wonderful day on Sunday for the party. Every morning this week has been very cloudy and it rained during the night leaving raindrops on the grasses and flower petals.
The crimson Salvia hasn’t been pruned for a couple of years; it needs some of its dead wood cut out. I have small plants grown from cuttings that I will add to the slope this autumn.
I have noticed that the lilies planted close to the Rosemary don’t seem to be affected by the lily beetle as all the others in the garden are; maybe the strong smell of the rosemary has confused the beetles (I do hope so!).