During last week online friend Louise very kindly asked if I would like some seeds. I said yes please to some white Sweet Rocket (hesperis matronalis), which is a traditional Cottage Garden plant. I received them yesterday along with a lovely card and message. I look forward to growing these, some on the flower patch and also near the log pile.
This is my 1280th post and I notice that by far the most popular one is The plot ponds which I did back at the end of March 2011. It got a linked mention in a Mumsnet post and ever since then people have clicked on it most weeks. I don’t mention the ponds much, nor do I do much to them except check and top up with water. Both are hardly visible at present, with the dustbin lid one ( left) being surrounded by grasses and the washing up bowl by the log pile has Willowherb ( below) around it.
I always say that all gardens and plots should have a pond on them, and my two have definitely been worthwhile features and good for wildlife. Sitting just a few feet away watching foxes drinking from them is always wonderful to watch.
Alongside the path down from the main road down to the horticultural society trading shed is a narrow border including some pot marigolds, which being in a sheltered and sunny spot are already flowering.
Have a good week!