plotting weather this week so I’ve been making the most of it. The three vegetable growing areas are now clear except for the Borlotto beans which I still have to pick, then pull up and add to the compost heap all the climbing bean plants, put away the canes and fork over the area.
Because some of the flowers are still busy blooming I’m having to be rather more careful working through the patch dead-heading and weeding.
On Tuesday I noticed this unfamiliar flower which on checking I find is a Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) which I certainly didn’t plant or sow. I’m looking for a small hardy annual to sow and grow in the long planter next year once the crocus have finished and may well try Candytuft ‘Fairy’ Mixed Colours which is a dwarf variety in shades of lilac, purple, rose and white.
Yesterday I was surprised to find this tiny cosmos. The plant is only few inches tall and my finger tip shows just how small the flower is.
This mound of yellow cosmos and various coloured nasturtiums has been looking impressive for weeks now.
Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!
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