These last few days have brought miserable weather, cloudy on the best days and strong winds and heavy rains on others. We have reacted differently, Mary and I; she frustrated by the lack of opportunity to be outside and busy in the garden and I with my mind somewhat consoled that I am prevented from going out for I could not go out anyway as I am recovering after a hip-replacement operation.
Mary has taken photographs to show me plants that I am thinking of especially – I was delighted to see her photograph of Trillium chloropetalum ‘Bob Gordon’, a yellow form of this species which came from Bob’s garden and came to me, very kindly, via a common friend. It is a treasure, a plant of great beauty and wonderful connections, and very special to me.
My only other access to the gardens is the views I have from the house windows. The physiotherapist in the hospital advised several short walks during the day and I use these to look out to see all I can of the garden – my “Window Gardening.”
Join me on a tour, via the windows:
I’ll be back to the garden again shortly, I hope, but I’ll have to continue my enjoyment of it via the windows for another while.