that the cooler temperatures, along with a little rain, has meant that some of the annuals are starting to flower again, such as this orange nasturtium. The cosmos are still flowering profusely, and I’m pleased to see that a few of the yellow Xanthos have finally appeared.
There are plenty of flowers on the runner beans Red Rum which hopefully will now set and give me more than the few that I’ve been picking so far. I’m picking plenty of ripe tomatoes Gardener’s Delight and Golden Sunrise. These ones are in a six inch plant pot saucer to give an indication of size. The later variety turn golden yellow, like the one at the top, when fully ripe.
I pruned the lavenders on Monday, which has to be the nicest smelling job to do on the plot. As I finished I noticed a Sloe (or Hairy) Shieldbug on one of the plants. I’ve also made a start on collecting flower seeds, beginning with the sunflowers Ring of Fire which the ring-necked parakeets have evidently been chomping.
Have a good weekend!