The parking ticket for the Highland games at the beginning of August - my eldest & my 'dil' came up specially from Edinbro to compete - he was 3rd in the 2 lap race, nearly exhausted himself but rallied for the long jump, joint 2nd & the hop skip & jump (same as the long jump really) 2nd. He came 3rd in the Scottish Universities Athletics last term, proud we were! So he earnt in prizes almost the cost of the car hire!
This is a pic of our little terrace with a kind of one sided pergola/screen. When the stream is low there's a 10' drop so with the youngest being 4 when we moved into our home we had to make the terrace safe a priority. It also gives us privacy, tho there was a peep hole for the stream - gone! It's the most exposed part of our garden so it's trial & error. I did the honeysuckle no favours (to the left of the Clematis Tanjutica) I must have forgotten it liked woodland conditions while planting it! But as you can see the clematis is very happy, about 5' deep in the middle! It has a white montana thru it for the spring so even tho I did cut a lot back early this year I need to forget about the spring flowers & not be a wimp about pruning next year. (The amount of 'compost' it made is amazing! ) There's the new Vilchenblau rose with a new clematis on the left of the arch. My D sits with me very gingerly when we (& the midges) allow ourselves a coffee break as it is covered in bees. Love it!
Here's the Vilchenblau (sp?) rose just before I went away, as shown before.