We have just returned from our local small market town where we enjoyed a really lovely but modest celebration meal. I say modest because these days we both find a large slap-up-meal far too much.
We have spent the early afternoon working in the garden. The bird bath was becoming too entangled by the patchwork of heathers and required some much needed breathing space, and I have just been cutting off the pretty little chartreuse/yellow flowers of the Alchemilla mollis - lady's mantle. They look lovely at this time of the year, but be warned, if you don't remove the flowers now, then you will be rewarded with hundreds of new plants next year. Every single tiny flower is now about to produce a seed, they are well known for being both fertile and very invasive. Put some of them in a bowl along with with a few heads of Lavender, and they will not only look pretty but also fragrance your room.On the "wild life front" in the garden - master fox paid us a visit this week, and I can also tell you that the new born fawn has recently been spotted and is doing very well.
Time to go and watch the tennis from Wimbledon now.