Sunday 21st June 2015
Now here’s a question. I’ve spelt Father’s Day as it is spelt all over the internet, with the apostrophe before the s. But in my view it’s a day for all father’s so the apostrophe should be after the s, ie Fathers’ Day. So which is right?
Anyway, being Father’s Day I invited Dad for lunch. He wanted roast lamb: Chris doesn’t like lamb. So in the end I roasted both lamb and pork, and then made a strawberry & raspberry pavlova for dessert.
After lunch I suggested Dad might like to see the Herbaceous Border at Upton Country Park, so while Chris walked the dogs in the rest of the park, Dad and I walked around the gardens. A few flowers caught my eye, like this one.
I’ve labelled it a Dahlia, but I have a funny feeling it’s a rose! This one certainly is a dahlia though.
And I loved the blue of this delphinium.
These fascinated us.
And here it is unfurled.
I looked them up and it appears to be a Dragon Arum.
Back at home and was busy discussing some Dianthus plants I have yet to plant out when I spotted this lovely Rose Chafer Beetle on them.
Dad stayed to watch the Grand Prix highlights and then went home at about 6.30pm. I hope he had enjoyed his day.
A year ago today
Jez and I had a trip out to Wooton Coppice in the New Forest.