19th A tree by the gate was covered in white bottle-brush-like flowers.
The pond was clear on the 12th and I didn't take a photo till the end of my walk but a week later it was covered in a green film with a combination of shadows and reflections.
12th The flower beds were ready for the next planting.
19th The gardener had been working very hard and most of the flower beds were now full of plants which will soon fill the beds with colour.
19th The sprinkler was showering the young plants on a very hot morning. The refreshing spray was very welcome to the plants (and me).
19th Look how much they have changed shape in a week.
19th Flame like red and orange
12th A cascade of acer leaves at the top of the little crooked steps.
19th Pink with almost luminous centres
19th A carpet of tiny white flowers
12th A row of heavy headed alliums leaning against each other for support.
19th Some of the seed heads have fallen off and there's a lot more leaning going on.
12th Two bees scrambling about in a poppy.
19th Sunlit poppies - how they shine in the sun.
12th Sadly the little hut is quite damaged revealing that some of the wood at the bottom is rotten. I hope repairs will happen.
12th Palm and banana plants.
19th Sunlit remains of the palm flowers
19th Sunlight and shadows on the palm leaves
19th Touches of colour appearing in the prairie beds.
19th Not long ago this was a blanket of purple honesty flowers - now a mass of seeds - first turning green
followed by the familiar brown fragile papery seeds
19th Ferns in the sunlight.
19th A tangle of orange curly ferns unfolding
12th Very small bell shaped flowers with hairy petals and tiny flicking out scalloped hems
19th Little pink flowers with long stamens sticking out like pearl headed dressmaking pins.
19th - white froth of flowers - again with spiky stamens reminding me of those pins again.
12th Abundance of growth narrowing the pathways.
Looking closer at the pink froth of flowers
12th Cornus bracts
19th The bracts had already changed from green to cream to white and now are turning pale brown and "petals" are starting to fall off.
19th Spindleberry flowers
19th Teasels in the sunshine
19th Sunlight and shadows
19th Huge Crown Imperial fritilaria seed pods
19th Roses in the sunlight.
19th Big pink poppy
12th Purple clematis with white markings - like a star.
12th White flowers with blushing pink centres
12th Big red poppy
19th Big poppy losing petals and stamens and revealing the huge seed pod.
12th Purple and yellow
19th Gardener planting
12th The clear pond
19th Big black bird on the rock
The bird hopped down
and approached mother duck and her ducklings.
Mother duck headed off with her nine ducklings
The fluffy little things played , fed or hid in the reeds.
Thank you very much for joining me