Rebecca Jones 15 June 2019 What a lot of rain! Rebecca Jones 15 June 2019 Last year we were struggling with drought, this year we have cancelled sessions and very full water butts. But the roses are enjoying it. They have been selected for fragrance so do have a good sniff. Someone asked what the plants with the purple flowers were - potatoes! They are enjoying the rain too. We thought we’d lost the climbing clematis but it is emerging from under the sweet williams. The brighter green at the front is a herbaceous (non-climbing) clematis. On the shady side of the water tower we have a bed with foxgloves, looking rather damp after a night of rain - but a pretty apricot colour. The alpine box at the top of the minibeast mansion is looking very healthy too. Some alpine strawberries starting to ripen too. Lots of pink fir apple potatoes - we might need to have a potato party in September. I spent some time photographing out wildlife habitats and enjoyed this bee, plus solitary bee egg layings plus snail shot.