There was a frost early on Thursday morning which didn’t last long, and wasn’t very hard, but seemed to affect a number of plants quite badly. I walked round the site and noticed that asparagus, fig trees, grape vines, hydrangeas and potatoes had all suffered. It was surprising to read on various online gardening forums and groups that even some plants that had been covered with fleeced or were in polytunnels had been affected. On the plot new growth should appear on the potatoes within a couple of weeks, and the hydrangea should soon recover. I’m not so sure about the grape vine.
On a happier note it’s good to see the perennial cornflower (centaurea montana) is flowering and the poached egg plant (limnanthes douglasii) flowers now appearing.
In the stone feature the red valerian (centranthus ruber) is growing well.
Have a good week!