Much of last week was dry and sunny but rather chilly in the wind. Even so I did some plotting a few mornings once it had warmed up slightly. I tidied up the strawberry patch which had disappeared under lots of pot marigolds back in the summer, and dug up the dahlia Caribbean Sunset which has put such a colourful display this year.
On Thursday I planted some white perennial cornflowers (Centaurea montana Alba) which I’d bought. I already grow the blue one but really like the look of this one. Another white cornflower that I’ll be growing next year is the annual centaurea cyanus Snowman, the seeds of which I shall sow direct in the spring.
The recent cold and damp weather has finished off the last of the flowers with just these nerine bowdenii left to linger on for a while.
Following on from Thursday’s post The Allotment Planner Glo (Porcelain Rose) did this hilarious post Camp-a-Plot which made me laugh out loud. I emailed the link to Jessica at Aurum Publishing who said the same, and added that it was the first time that she’d seen a poem about any of their books.
Glo has just also given me this award for the I, J and K… post that I did back in April. I see that I started these Plot A to Z occasional series of post three years ago and haven’t yet reached halfway! Hopefully I shall do a few more over the coming months when I’ll be doing fewer plotting posts.
The week ahead looks like staying dry, but cold with temperatures only a few degrees above zero and feeling even colder.
Have a good week!