this week, apart from Tuesday when I dug up the rest of the main crop Desiree potatoes.
I’ve just found out that the plum tree is in fact a blackthorn! I don’t really mind as I’m not keen on plums, not that I ever expected to get many as I regularly prune it to about six foot high and to keep it in bounds.
The dogwood, cornus alba Sibirica, continues to provide all year round interest as it now now has berries and the leaves are starting to turn red. (Click on picture to see larger image)
This morning I was sitting drinking a mug of water when a greenfinch perched on a nearby sunflower head and started eating the seeds. It’s only the second time that I’ve seen one on the plot. Incidentally we think that it’s more likely that squirrels, rather than parakeets, are eating the sunflower petals.
Have a good weekend!