Went to bed rather pleased by a Google alert - I'd had an honourable mention in a Blog Award. Thank you very much, D in Devon. This morning I see that my blog was actually chosen by her dog who was given the task of selecting names from torn up pieces of paper. Never mind, I am delighted to be nominated, even by a dog, for 'Sweet Home Blogger Award sharing beauty, love and joy'. Not entirely sure everyone thinks of me that way, especially first thing in the morning.
New gap-filling clematis seems to be a success. In the pot is an abelia which used to be variegated but has now turned green, possibly because I moved it into the shade. Abelia is an appealing shrub as it flowers profusely late in the year. This what mine will look like in September.