The lavender is flowering particularly well this year and is buzzing with bees. It also attracts various butterflies like this Comma that was on it yesterday morning.
A handful of the knee-high sunflowers Musicbox have flowered including this dinky one which is barely six inches tall.
I’m not that keen on these orange nasturtiums but they sure do stand out.
I’m only growing six tomato plants – three each Gardener’s Delight and Golden Sunrise – and for once I’ve remembered to pinch out the side shoots so I won’t end up with a jungle of foliage. All of them are now flowering.
I spent a couple of afternoons during the week armchair gardening looking through a new bulb catalogue. Earlier in the year I dug up the assorted taller daffodils which were at the top of the plot near the rhubarb. I intend buying some nacissus Sweetness and Thalia to plant there in the autumn. Meanwhile I sowed some candytuft Sparkles (Iberis umbellata) for some summer colour. They’ve grown well and should be flowering before too long.
It looks like it’s going to be another dry and very warm week so I won’t be doing much on the plot apart from pottering and watering.
Have a good week!