I get to do some plotting every weekday morning as I did last week. Not only that but I was also pleased that I did all I wanted to do and more besides, which certainly doesn’t happen very often.
I’ve now sowed just about all the flower seeds, planted all the gladioli corms and put up the climbing bean canes. I even started cutting the grass paths again on Friday.
The robin was around but his visits were fleeting as presumably he’s feeding the nesting female and maybe even youngsters. One morning I stood and watched a male Orange-tip butterfly flutter around the plot but it didn’t settle on any of the flowers or plants.
Bumble bees are amazing and I watched this one on the perennial cornflower (centaurea montana) working it’s way from flower to flower. Another welcome sight were a handful of goldfinches that swooped across and landed on the adjacent plot for a few moments before flying off.
At home the tomatoes, cosmos and sunflowers are all doing well but only a few of the sweet corn germinated so I’ve sown some more. Depending on how well these do I may well end up having to sow direct at the end of the month.
Yesterday was dull and it rained through the afternoon and into the evening. Thankfully today and into next week is looking dry and sunny so I guess that I’ll be mostly hoeing, weeding and grass cutting.
Have a good week!