The top half of the plot

This picture taken on Friday morning, which was sunny and warm, shows the top half of the plot with the flower patch being at the top right.  I’ll be growing onions and tomatoes on this vegetable patch next year. The area over on the middle right will be a new, small dedicated sunflower patch.


All the following can be seen.  Crocosmia leaves with the tips starting to change colour with the oca foliage just above them and nasturtiums to the left. The dogwood (cornus) with red leaves above as yet unchanged green ones with the blue asters nestled alongside. The sedum (ice plant), by the standing log, and the strawberries showing mostly green with some red leaves.  Over on the right is the still flowering red valerian in the stone feature, with a mound of ground-ivy next to it.  Also on the right, but not visible, is the dustbin lid pond surrounded by grasses and poached egg plant seedlings, above which is the hydrangea. Behind the dog rose, now mostly bare except for the large red hips, along the other side of the grass path are the blue lavenders.  Behind them is the flower patch with still flowering cosmos and pot marigolds.
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The rhubarb, crocuses, lots of daffodils/narcissi all along the top edge, the perennial cornflowers and more plants would also be seen at other times of the year.

Have a good week!


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23 Responses to The top half of the plot

  1. Blessing and thank you for sharing have a blessed day Flighty

  2. Jo says:

    Your plot always looks so neat and tidy. How lovely having a dedicated sunflower patch, though I have to say that I find it quite hit and miss when I grow them, sometimes they grow beautifully and others I seem to have so much difficulty with them. It doesn’t help that they seem to be slug fodder when young.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo thanks. I find them very hit and miss as well so I’m going to start some off at home like I did this year. They’re one of the few plants that I put organic slug pellets round. xx

  3. karen says:

    It’s lovely to see the overview of the plot. Lots to look forward to next year. I shall definitely be growing these small sunflowers again. They are still flowering like mad, in such sumptuous autumn colours. And the cosmos has been no trouble and flowered for months. More pot marigolds – and sweet peas. And that’s all! I want to do more visiting other gardens next summer and not so much growing at home. We shall see if I stick to the plan 🙂 have a great week. X

    • Flighty says:

      Karen thanks, I’ll be doing another post soon about the other half. Yes indeed. Good for you, and a case of less is better I feel. Thanks, and you too. xx

  4. Liz says:

    Your plot is in pristine shape. Very nice to see the area in detail. How much farther does it go beyond the grass path with the lavender etc.?

  5. plot34 says:

    I have plot envy! The layout that develops over time, aided by the “that’ll look nice” or similar thinking. All very nice, thanks for sharing.

  6. CJ says:

    Your plot is looking lovely. Nice to see flowers and bees still around. I have ocas as well, not sure when they’ll be ready to dig up. I had a look last month, but no tubers at all. I hope you have a good week. CJ xx

  7. menhir1 says:

    Flora retiral for 2016, its movement, as you describe it Mr F, is gently balletic.
    Your plot looks beautifully prepared for the next abundance of growth. xx

  8. Summer Daisy says:

    Nice plot and beautiful flowers♥

  9. A lovely tidy and well thought out plot there Flighty. I’ll look forward to seeing some wonderful plantings next year, especially the sunflowers! Xx

  10. nikkipolani says:

    I’m always amazed how quickly crocosmia grows — mine get crowded in a season. Love seeing your well-organized and well-planned plot. The few cosmos that bloomed have finished weeks ago, so it’s nice to see yours still chugging along.

  11. Caro says:

    Lovely to see such bright crocosmia leaves. Mine have all turned brown some weeks back, lack of water as usual I think so I’m digging them up this winter and replanting in the middle garden where there’s a nearby hose! You don’t mention how big your plot is – is this only half? Hope you manage some plotting this week, lovely sunny morning right now but getting colder!

    • Flighty says:

      Caro they look good swaying in the wind. I hope yours do better once you’ve moved them. It’s a half plot about thirty by sixty feet, and there’s a second post ‘This is Flighty’s plot’ that I did yesterday showing the rest of it.
      Thanks, I think that I’ll be pottering rather than plotting this week. xx

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