There have been plenty of good weather days recently so I’ve been making the most of them working on the plot.
Yesterday I moved my non-flowering Iceberg rose to a new spot just across the pathway from the Valentine Heart rose. I’ve done this in the hope that it’ll be happier there and look like this next year.
I also planted out the Michaelmas daisies now that they’ve finished flowering and been cut back.
It’s been good to see that the pot marigolds are still flowering,and I shall be growing lots of them again next year. A sunflower even started blooming again last week, although the flowers were only a few inches diameter.
I’m leaving the sweetcorn stalks standing through the winter then I’ll crushthe stems and put them in the bottom of the compost bin once it’s been emptied.
As well as sunny days there have been plenty of wet ones so conditions have been ideal for the fungi which have appeared all over the plot!
Sadly I have to say that when I arrived at the plot on Monday it was clear that there had been an act of vandalism! The peanut bird feeder was lying on the ground empty and in a right state. Luckily it was easy to see who the villain was as it had left it’s muddy paw marks all over the place. I won’t be replacing this feeder but will continue to top up the seed one for the smaller birds to enjoy.
Have a good weekend!