I don’t think that I’ve mentioned the hydrangea this year that I was given last summer. I’m not surprised that it hasn’t flowered and now the leaves are beginning to change colour and die back. Otherwise it seems okay so I’ll leave it be and hopefully it will next year.
I was really pleased to see this white cosmos on Thursday as I thought that none were going to appear this year. I think that it’s possibly a Sonata White rather than Purity as it’s only knee height.
On Friday I was surprised to see this perennial cornflower (Centaurea montana) as they flower during the spring and I don’t usually get a second flowering like this.
After the oriental poppies had finished flowering back in early summer I cut the flower stems off and pruned the foliage right back. This has now grown again to provide some autumn interest.
On Wednesday I had to go back to the hospital for a check-up and a pre-op assessment. All was okay and I’m now booked in to have my gall bladder removed on Monday 26th October. They want to keep me in for a couple of days then I will have to take it easy for at least two weeks. Between now and then I’ve plenty of time, weather permitting, to do all I want to do on the plot before I call it a day for this year. I’ve made a good start and already got most of the major jobs done including most of the forking over.
Have a good week!
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