Looking as good

It’s been another sunny, warm day so I made the most of it as the forecast for the coming week is for mostly unsettled, wet weather.

If that’s right then this will probably have been the last time that the flowers will still be looking as good as they did this morning.

The Michaelmas daisies (aster novi-belgii) look wonderful –

Aster novi-belgii

The love-in-a mist that I mentioned last week have now flowered –

Blue love-in-a-mist  White love-in-a-mist

The nasturtiums are still blooming profusely –

Orange-red nasturtiums  Yellow & red nasturtiums

As are the pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites

Pot marigold and tiny snail  Creamy-yellow pot marigold

And here’s one of the last small, palm sized, sunflowers –

Small yellow sunflower

I collected some nasturtium seeds, picked some more climbing beans along with the last blackberries, grapes and raspberries.

I may well leave the sweet corn plants alone and pull them up late winter or early spring. That means the only major job left to do before the plot and myself take a break will be to pick all the beans, then add the plants to the compost heap and take down,  clean and put away, the canes.

Have a good week!

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35 Responses to Looking as good

  1. Jo says:

    Your plot is still a cheery place with all those flowers blooming. I’ve still got lots of tidying up to do, it sounds as though you’re on top of it all.

  2. snowbird says:

    How very pretty it’s all still looking! I’m wondering what the winds will do to my poor garden tomorrow! xxx

  3. CJ says:

    How very organised you are. My plot is a bit of a mess at the moment, lots of clearing to be done. The Michaelmas daisies are lovely indeed. So are the Flighty’s Favourites. I thought that mine had finished, but in fact they’re still going. Wonderful. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ thanks, it looks and sounds better than it really is. I’m sure your plot isn’t that bad. Aren’t they just. They’ll keep going if you dead-head them. xx

  4. Julie says:

    Gorgeous flowers Flighty… I still have lots to do in the garden, it’s been good to get back out after the back problem.. but now we’re due some wet and windy weather! Boo! xx

  5. Jenny says:

    Love those daisies! Are they hardy in your neck of the woods?

  6. I hope your flowers surprise you by still looking good despite the rain flighty! Any particular reason you might leave the sweetcorn plants? I was thinking about doing that because they look rather architectural, but didn’t know if this was a bad idea for some reason.

    • Flighty says:

      Janet it’d be nice if they do. I will crush the sweetcorn stems, with a brick or hammer, and lay them criss-cross at the bottom of the compost heap when I’ve emptied it late winter or early spring so I might as well leave them be until just before I do that. xx

  7. Chloris says:

    You certainly are well organised. You put me to shame. I have so much to do before I can think of retiring to the sofa. The weather has certainly turned though. It’ s going to be a case of ducking and diving between the showers.
    I love your asters.

  8. Thank you for your kind wishes. Now is my best writing time. Too dark and wet to walk across the fields so early in the mornings. With too much wet weather there’s not a lot I can do in the garden so not some many distractions, so plenty of time to stay focused. Brilliant pictures by the way. Have a great week.

  9. elaine says:

    Well the weather has certainly changed here, and not for the better either. I still have loads to do outside – let’s hope it’s just a temporary hiccup.

  10. Caro says:

    Great tip about the sweet corn stems Flighty – I didn’t grow sweet corn this year but that’s a great way of getting an extra use from your plants – and if we have a frost, the stems will look architectural as Janet points out. I adore that bank of asters, a lovely sight to look forward to each year!

  11. Jo says:

    Just to let you know that you’ve won my Mini Munch giveaway. Can you please let me have your address so that I can get the seeds sent off to you.

  12. Joanne says:

    Lovely flowers, is that a small snail I spy on one of your marigolds?

  13. nikkipolani says:

    Pretty pretty pretty! I love that mound of Michaelmas daisies. So sweet.

  14. menhir1 says:

    I am so pleased I left this sunny post till today to comment upon. It is lovely to have bright colours appearing still, at this time of year. You should see what foul, gale and storm swept, wet weather we have had for the past two.
    The L-I-T-M’s are a delicate petalled delight. I am not sure if I have seen them before. My Marigolds (Calendula) still have flowers; erm correction, still had pert bright flower heads on Sunday. The leaves though, were already like brown paper on a lot of them. I am not sure what I will find when the stormy wet weather calms down.

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir I’m sorry to see that you’ve had such bad weather but pleased to see that this post has helped cheer you up.
      I did mention and show love-in-the mist earlier in the year. My pot marigolds are much the same.
      I hope that the weather there improves soon. xx

  15. wellywoman says:

    Still so much colour, Flighty. It’s been a soggy and windy week here but the weekend is looking promising. Hopefully a chance for me to tackle the allotment at last. 😉 x

  16. Alison says:

    I’ve transplanted Flighty’s favourite pot marigold to the ground and waiting patiently for them to grow and bloom. Also started with second seeds sowing that has since sprouted. They grow really well here unlike my own marigold seeds that I collected from my plant last year.

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