The plants and pots have established really well and there is lots of colour in the garden now. Early spring bulbs have given way to shrubs in full flower and foliage in every shade of green. Girls enjoyed the shade from the parasols while they ate their lunch during the recent lovely weather. They have been accompanied by a duck and a drake that have very much enjoyed swimming on the pond and sharing the twice daily repast. Mrs Robbins has named them “Rose” and “Kingsley”; Mrs Hermitage is convinced the duck is ‘pregnant’ but I am wondering whether she has simply been enjoying too much food! Only time will tell!