Yesterday morning I went to harvest the last two sweetcorn cobs only to find that one had disappeared overnight. Looking at the gnawed stem, and later finding the stripped cob over on Joe’s plot, I reckon that it was a grey squirrel. There are plenty around and although they generally seem to keep near the site edges, where the trees are, they do venture out onto the plots.
Some of the flowers are now looking past their best like this perennial cornflower. It’s been flowering again but, as you can see, the leaves are starting to get mildewy. It’ll die back soon but will be one of the first plants to grow and flower again next year.
Thanks to the parakeets most of the sunflowers are looking rather ragged but this was one exception.
This is a double cosmos, which I think is probably the variety Rose Bon Bon. It’s not one that I’d choose to grow, preferring as I do the single white variety Purity, some of which are still flowering and also have buds on them.
The week ahead is looking rather unsettled, with plenty of rain, so I guess that now we’re properly into autumn I’ll be doing less plotting and more sofa flying.
Have a good week!
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