have been most welcome over the past week or so but although remaining dry the outlook is for much cooler weather through next week with the possibility of overnight frost.
I’ve now planted all the potatoes and onions, and sowed a second row of broad beans as well as some beetroot and carrots.
I’ve been doing plenty of hoeing and weeding, and dead-heading the daffodils. Whilst doing that I found a small daffodil Silver Chimes (?) and a mini red tulip almost hidden under the leaves of the taller daffodils.
Weeding round the strawberry plants I noticed a flower hidden away under the glossy new leaves. The twelve plants I had on the bed have now doubled so I think that in the autumn I will dig them all up and replant the best of the newer, smaller ones.
The rose Pretty Lady is covered in new foliage and lots of small flower buds. The hawthorn didn’t flower for years and only done so minimally in the last year or two but this year looks like it may well do a lot better. I don’t mind dandelions when they grow in the grass paths like this one as they are a good flower for bees.
I’ll now be switching my attention to direct sowing flower seeds such as cosmos, pot marigolds, California poppies, love-in-a-mist, sunflowers and nasturtiums. I’ll sow some over the next week or so, then more once these have started appearing.
Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!