We've been enjoying some beautiful gardens.
This one at Scotney Castle
with its stunning display of acers, azaleas
and of course Sissinghurst too with
the white wisteria just opening.
I took note of a pairing of smoke bush
and alliums, underplanted with a pale pink persicaria
and thought I could do something similar at home.
But the fox cubs had other ideas.
These are the ones I salvaged.
I thought of Freda and her deer-munched tulips
and all the other people working against the clock, the climate and the critters
to get their gardens ready for public display this summer.