that didn’t do at all well this year were the gladioli and sweet peas.
The gladioli I’d replanted into an area almost in the middle of the plot. Less than I expected appeared or flowered and really were a pretty poor show. I shall dig the corms up sometime soon and have a think about where to replant them next spring.
Nearly all the sweet peas germinated and grew well but only flowered for a couple of weeks despite my cutting and watering daily. I shall try again next year with different varieties, and probably in a different place.
I’ve had a rosemary in the stone feature for almost as long as I’ve had the plot however last year rosemary beetles appeared which have been even more prevalent this year so last week I dug it up and composted it. In it’s place I’ve replanted the rose campion (lychnis coronaria) that was in the square planter.
I’ve also moved the five dwarf white lavenders to alongside the grass path which goes from the shed to the eastern edge of the plot. The photo (click on it to see a larger image) shows these and the stone feature mentioned above.
It’s a glorious day here for the start of autumn and the forecast for the week ahead is mostly the same. I’ll be happy if it continues like this throughout the month and well into October as I really like this time of year, despite it being noticeably cooler first thing and starting to get darker just a bit earlier in the evenings.
There are still the three Michaelmas daisies (asters) to look forward to with the white one, Monte Cassinio which I call Twinkling Stars, not generally flowering until November.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!