Banjo has clearly had a sobering experience; I’m so grateful that he has been returned to me, and also that he may well be more cautious in future.
Photo Finish -
from Lonicera's non-digital archive
Around the house and garden
Clematis does quite well in my garden -
this is Niobe, a darker and richer red than you see here.
In the foreground the dwarf eucalyptus that hated the windy spot where I put it and eventually blew over. In the field the cows belonging to the local farmer, then the motorway behind that row of green, and the red cranes of Porbury dock behind. It looks very pastoral but if you were standing there you'd notice the hum from the motorway.
This rose is much darker, and wonderfully fragrant.