After weeks of wet and gloomy, we had the most glorious weather for the Summer Solstice
The honeysuckle grows on a fence outside my bedroom window – can you imagine the heady wafts of scent on a warm solstice evening ………. deeeeeee-lissshhhhhh-usss
I have mixed it with the froth of Lady’s Mantle for a Solstice celebration
They are in a heavy ceramic circular candle holder with a trough (there must be a better word?) around for flowers. I bought this many years ago in Glastonbury and it has been the centre piece for many a meditation gathering and Solstice celebration in my past life in hippyland.
I do hope you enjoyed the Solstice in your neck of the woods.
Oh how I am delighting in my Long Border filling out, gradually hiding more soil.
(you can see the beginnings of the creation of this border and how it looked a couple of months ago in this post)
Next door are doing some renovations, there will be a fence eventually between the concrete posts, and then that bit of the border will be north facing and in shade. I will move some hostas there when the time is right.
Did you spy a Hot Princess?
Just before I go I MUST show you some of my poppies – which have been so much enjoyed by me, my neighbours and most importantly, the bees!
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Turn up the volume to hear the buzzzzzzzz.
Joining Cathy for her In a Vase on Monday, weekly link with other gardeners around the globe.
Cee’s Flower of the Day