I'm a fan of Country Living magazine and remember a summer or two ago, the postman handing me the June issue when I was in the garden. There on the front cover was the idyll - sunshine and delicate shade, the embroidered cloth, afternoon tea on dainty china, jug of frothy flowers and homemade lemonade, with roses tumbling all around. I was dressed in full waterproofs - coat and trousers, wellington boots, gloves and, final indignity, a midgie net over my head! Have you seen these things? I swore I'd never wear one of those but.....'Country Living?' I thought, 'Which country?' I could have wept, but didn't. That time anyway.
The flower is Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw' among alchemilla mollis - opposite colours for a zingy effect.
next posting - some of my idylic moments in the garden - I do have them, and Lynne has asked me a brilliant question (see comments in previous post) which has got me thinking along new lines - thank you, Lynne