It’s good to see…

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!


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16 Responses to It’s good to see…

  1. Jo says:

    That’s such a pretty variety of cosmos. I used to be all for jewelled colours but I seem to go for pale yellows and whites where flowers are concerned these days. Glad you’re harvesting plenty of tomatoes, I’ve really missed my home grown ones this year.

  2. Carrie Gault says:

    A second flush of such lovely simple flowers – your plot is blessed, or maybe the plants think they are blessed for being in your care 🙂 Either way, it’s lovely to see such proliferation.
    oh how lovely to prune lavender too, I’d be surprised if you didn’t feel very calm and even sleepy doing that job 🙂

  3. Liz says:

    You have been busy on the plot and what productivity! How far back do you prune your lavender? I wish my tomatoes looked like yours. For some reason mine have been slow to produce this year.

    • Flighty says:

      Liz I’ve had a good week, both plotting and harvesting. I cut back into the old wood just above where new growth is showing. Fingers crossed for your tomatoes. xx

  4. snowbird says:

    Lovely to see the flowers blooming again, a little rain always works wonders! Those tomatoes look tasty!xxx

  5. Caro says:

    The nasturtiums are out here as well – I love it, they really brighten up the plot. I hope you get more beans, the rain has done wonders for my squash plants. It’s definitely beginning to feel autumnal now, not least because of the huge number of spider webs stretched across everywhere so seed saving is on my agenda too. Your tomatoes look very good! xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro they look like providing a late splash of colour for both of us. I agree as it was very noticeable this morning, not that I mind. I’m well pleased with them, and they’re tasty. xx

  6. nikkipolani says:

    Mmmm. I’m liking that delicate pale yellow of Xanthos.

  7. Those tomatoes look lush…

  8. Jade says:

    Very nice pictures and update. Hope you get more beans with all the flowers.
    I love nice smelling plants too. I enjoy being near or brushing past or trimming or harvesting them. So, I can see why you considered pruning the lavender is the nicest smelling job on your plot.

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