The relatively good, and warm, weather lately has certainly provided a final flourish thanks to some pot marigoldsand the rose Valentine Heart blooming again!
Plot neighbour George likes growing flowers such as these Michaelmas daisiesHe’s very kindly given me a small clump which I’ve planted near the shed.
The pallet patio window box has been planted up with mini daffodils and white crocus, and under the wood chips is wire mesh to stop any wildlife having a dig!As you can see the hydrangea is now looking somewhat faded.
As I walked towards the site gates during the week a grey squirrel scampered across in front of me and climbed up the willow tree. That’s the first one I’ve seen there although Trevor at the other end of the site has had problems with them in the past. Glo’s not the only one with a mouse as twice recently I’ve turned back the compost heap cover to see one scoot out of sight! Both bird feeders were hardly touched for ages but the one with peanuts has started to be used again and I stood watching a magpie pecking away at it the other day.
I’m sure that you’re all wondering how I got on with the Jerusalem artichokes. Well I have to say that I’ve eaten a small amount twice and I really found them rather bland. Thankfully I wasn’t blown away by them either! I think that I’ll just dig the rest up, keep some of the tubers to replant next year and enjoy the plants and flowers.