I decided to check and weed through the main flower patch where I mostly grow the annual pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites, cornflowers Polka Dot, poached egg plants and collomia grandiflora.
I hadn’t realised that most of the seedlings that have appeared ( see below left) are the latter, which really surprises me as these have hardly ever self-seeded on the plot in previous years but always do on the neighbouring one. As you can see in the right-hand picture below those always grow well and with Brian’s okay I dig them up and replant on mine.
Most of these seedlings I will pull up and add to the compost heap as I only want about twenty plants and room for other flowers. I suppose that the good thing is that it’s better to have too many rather than too few or none at all.
It was National Puppy Day on Friday which was apt as I met Billy, a lovely six month old fluffball who was surprisingly placid.
Have a good week!