Yesterday my parents arrived for a two weeks stay. I am delighted to get a chance to spend an extended time with them. As my loved ones are spread all over Europe, it is always a treat when any of them comes for a visit.
The weather continues to be awful, although the sun has come up and is trying to defy the clouds occasionally.
It is my mothers birthday today and I guess the Weather Gods have taken pity on her. She, if anyone, deserves sunshine. Plenty of it.
Below is my weekly clematis update. I think this update is about to conclude, I am afraid. The rain has slowed down the progress and the blooming is about to peak.
There are still a few unopened buds, so perhaps there is one more final update in store comes next Sunday.
Last week I cut down the Lemon Balm that has been over growing its pot for weeks now, which has cleared some of the clematis view. The Lemon Balm is a wonderful herb, spreading citrus scent when touched. It grows very fast and very easily and is perfect as a decoration in a sparkling wine summer drink or on top of ice cream.
Due to my visitors, my responses to your lovely comments might be somewhat delayed for the next two weeks; as will be my visits to your lovely blogs. I will definitely continue posting, but forgive me if it takes me some time to get back to all of you.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful last Sunday in July.
(PS: The top picture features a magenta coloured Dahlia, a little treat for sallymandy)