The proper name for the various varieties of sunflowers that I grow is helianthus annus. They are one of my favourite flowers and everyone should grow them!
Herbs are surely an essential part of all gardens and plots. I grow borage, fennel, lavender, lemon balm and rosemary.
I have a small hydrangea which hasn’t flowered since I moved it out of a planter onto the plot, but fingers crossed that it will this year!
I often see hoverflies, which are bee like in appearance, feeding on nectar and pollen rich flowers like asters, california poppies, cornflowers and pot marigolds.
Happy gardening to all my fellow horticulturalists!
Edited Monday, 19 March following Glo’s comment below to include her Helping Hands award. Thank you Glo!