and the only plotting I did during last week was on Wednesday morning when it was sunny and warm.
I pruned the red valerian (Centranthus ruber) that had flowered well all summer and was pleased to see new growth.
The teasels (Dipsacus fullonum) have self-seeded and there are new plants growing but a couple of budding flowers have already appeared now rather than next summer! They’re only a foot or so high rather than the more usual six feet. Obviously it’s another plant that the weather has confused.
I clearly missed lifting a couple of the first early potatoes Red Duke of York as foliage has appeared. I’ll leave it be and see if I get any potatoes, although it’s unlikely as frost is more likely to kill the foliage before the tubers have a chance to develop.
It has turned noticeably cooler over the weekend with night-time temperatures just a few degrees above zero but the forecast for the coming week is reasonable, and mainly dry, so I hope to plant the tulip bulbs.
Have a good week!