There were a couple of very windy days during last week with some heavy rain at times. Thankfully all was okay when I checked the following day. Looking round this morning I was pleased to see that so far it’s all looking good, with even the row of carrots having appeared at long last. This is a view looking west across the flower patch, the lavenders and perennial cornflowers, then over the path to the strawberries and the potatoes. The California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) and poached egg plants (Limnanthes douglasii) have started to flower.
I was given this plant last year which I think is red valerian (Centranthus ruber) which bees and butterflies like. I really must find a home for it out on the plot.
The gladioli have just started to appear, as has the dahlia I planted in the square container.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!
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