Finally, she helped me buy my last pair of sandals for this summer, I'm sure, really, a pair of flat, neutral leather, gladiator sandals that I'd considered before but decided to resist 'til the sales.
This lonicera japonica 'halliana' might not look like much, but what a fabulous perfume! (and it's actually much prettier than this photograph allows)
A very favourite rose, Golden Wings, a climber with fragrant yellow blossoms, gorgeous stamens, and then great rose hips as a bonus for the fall garden.
Clematis tangutica with its sweet yellow nodding lanterns which will turn into silken, curlicued seed heads.
And this Graham Thomas rose, a gift from my friend Alison eight or nine years ago, is even more spectacular with the sun shining behind it -- it has a rich scent in which I find a hint of raspberry.
And here's Darlow's Enigma helping keep the bees in my garden happy -- I'm a huge fan of bees, and their sound is an element that makes a garden come alive for me.
I have a few more yellows and whites that I'll show you later this week. For now, I'm heading into the garden with secateurs and trowel to do some trimming and some weeding, and perhaps later, some sitting and sipping.