and still blowy, but dry, this morning when I took a look round the plot to make sure all was okay, which thankfully it was.
One of the first annuals to flower next spring will be the poached egg plants (limnanthes douglasii) which grow all round the dustbin lid pond. These are all self-seeded plants which are already a few inches tall.
The collomia grandiflora plants are also doing well. The only problem being that they’re several feet away on the neighbouring plot! I will be transplanting them before Brian starts to dig his plot over in the early spring and digs them up as weeds.
Back on my plot there are plenty of California poppies (eschscholzia californica) growing in the right place. I will also be sowing more seeds in the spring , including the white variety Alba.
I always let a few teasels (dipsacus fullonum) grow around the log pile area which is the ideal place. Any others that have appeared I will dig up. As well as being impressive looking plants during the summer and winter I always hope to see goldfinches on them one day feeding on the seeds.
Have a good week!