I’ve not done much plotting lately as I’ve been mostly harvesting and pottering. Nor have I done as much dead-heading as I intended, despite which all the annuals are still nicely blooming away.
This sunny sunflower Music Box is barely knee-high, and it’s always interesting to see the backs of the pot marigold petals before they fully open.
The rhubarb was disappointing earlier in the year as it died off much too quickly, due I guess to the weather and dry conditions. However it has fully regrown in recent weeks and I’ve picked several lots. Normally it would be too late to be doing this but they’ve been well worth harvesting. The frost in late April killed off new growth on the grape vine and I thought that I would lucky to see grapes this year. However the vine is full of them and I hope that they ripen as most years they don’t.
It’s good to see two blog friends posting again after an absence of around eighteen months. Glo says that she’s been Away with the fairies according to her poem, and do have a look at the delightful video she’s made. Julie’s welcome Back Into the World of Blogging post pictures some of the butterflies that she’s seen in her garden recently.
Another post well worth looking at is Nicola’s Wynyard Hall Gardens , which certainly looks like being a place to visit if you live in, or ever visit, that part of the county.
Have a good week!