On the right is the lovely, dandelion-like flower of hawkweed (last seen at Castle Device, here), and below, my Gin Time corner (well, if Madam A can have a Wine Time corner, surely I can have an equivalent?), complete with G&T, of course. I sat here earlier listening to the birds and the ever present hum of the bees and flies in the trees above (of which there is also a photo - taken from my vantage point).
I love these darling little violas! The ones above are in my Gin Time garden, while the vibrant purple & yellow ones below are on the paysho. And below them are my prized Eucomis "Sparkling Burgandy" (with some Agapanthus that I divided far too late, so they probably won't flower this year - they didn't last year, either). And below them are a couple of Gossypium nigra - cotton plants (from the Delargo Seeds Collection) - sheltering from the blazing sun under the table (they're already a bit scorched).
And finally, just like with last year's Terrifying Triffidery, this year I'd like you to winkle out your most toxic specimens for a Parade of Poisonous Plants before the main event. Here are a couple of mine: Ricinus communis (castor oil plant) and the young shoots of Gloriosa Superba flame lily).
Now, go off and getting snapping!