I’ve been making the most of the few sunny days over the past week or so to do some hoeing, pruning and weeding.
Yesterday I weeded the raspberry patch, pulled up the cosmos and pruned the Michaelmas daisies. That just leaves cutting the comfrey to add to the compost heap and digging up the oca tubers, both of which I’ll hopefully do next week.
It’s good to see new growth on the Red Valerian (Centranthrus ruber), which was still flowering a few weeks ago.
The poached egg plants (Limnanthes douglasii) are prolific self-seeders and already growing well around the dustbin lid pond for next year.
During the days when it’s been chilly, damp and dull I’ve spent some time seed sorting and now only have the pot marigolds (Calendula officinalis) left to do. Much as I enjoy doing this I will be glad when I’ve finished.
I’ve also got most of the flower and vegetable seeds I want for next year. As usual I’ll be buying onion sets and seed potatoes at the horticultural society trading shed in January.
Have a good weekend!