are cornflowers, cosmos, the dahlia, nasturtiums, pot marigolds and sunflowers.
The second Michaelmas daisy, aster novi-belgii Lady in Blue, which is a small plant, has intensely coloured flowers. It was suffering from mildew quite badly a few weeks ago but doesn’t look too bad now.
I’ve been planting yet more bulbs and now just have the tulips to do, which I shall leave until mid November to avoid them getting tulip fire.
I picked the last few rhubarb leaves and stems, which have gone on the compost heap, and covered the crowns with a couple of inches of horse manure for the winter.
Yesterday I was pleased to see a very large bumblebee take flight right in front of me. Despite getting a good look at it I’m not sure which of the common bumblebees it was.
Have a good week!
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