Friends, just to let you know that after seeing the consultant yesterday I've learnt that the result of the recent biopsy was not as I had hoped and I shall need treatment. I have further medical appointments in the next week or two before surgery. Thank you for your kind comments, thoughts and prayers for myself and Mr. P. Regular readers of this blog will know that being in a garden and gardening, especially for Mr. P., is a constant joy. At the moment with the good weather the garden is one where we can enjoy quiet times together so today I share some more photos taken this week.
The above is the corner where I've been growing plants with white flowers. There are two new plants, an evergreen daisy-like rhodanthemum 'African Spring' and a delphinium 'Guardian White'. The white foxgloves are opening and soon a white rose 'White Star' that's climbing up the former washing line pole will bloom. A third bud on the Regale trumpet lily has just opened.
Not all the 'white' pelargoniums were pure white, but that doesn't matter. Every bloom is beautiful in its own way.
New buds on the red rose 'Anniversary' will soon be out and in time for our 51st wedding anniversary which also coincides with Father's Day here in the UK and elsewhere. Pansies continue to give a good show. Foxgloves are also flowering in the front garden. I have to smile because we don't have them growing in the garden every year, but when they do I cannot resist taking photos of them especially when the bees are around them. I recall that one of the first blog posts I did was of a bee climbing inside a foxglove flower.
Mr. P.'s vegetables, especially the tomatoes are doing well. There are the usual plum and cherry tomatoes from old seed, but he's also trying Gardener's Delight and Heartbreaker Vita from the packets of seed in the Sutton seed gift box. The Heartbreaker are below. I haven't shown all of them as the pots fill the covered yard.
Life goes on, of course, even though I'm into unknown territory with the health issue. Tomorrow I have an MRI scan, which I've never experienced before although I've had major surgery in the past where we lived in my home town. The unfamiliarity of being in a different hospital in a different town is something that I find daunting, but as I've said before I'm thankful for the medical treatment and the medical staff that care for us and our health care needs.
More familiar is my church fellowship and on Saturday Mr. P. and I will be at Sheffield Anglican Cathedral for an event to commemorate and celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday this year joining with other seniors from across Sheffield, a day that has been in the planning for many months and which we're looking forward to. There are displays in shop windows on most of our local high streets at the moment.
This week I shall not be joining in Five on Friday as I haven't anything else prepared. I'll be reading your blogs as and when I'm able to and I thank you once more for your interest and kind comments.
Wishing you a good day,Linda :)