My mother says "I am so glad that you have come today - I want you to see my foxgloves. Look at them! Aren't they wonderful this year? And those irises have come up very strongly - they are no trouble, I just leave them to it. Come and stand here by the bench, you get the best view. Of course the foxgloves won't last forever but by then the rose will take over and that should last for a few weeks. Now come and see my vegetable garden..."