Among all the flowers…

two caught my eye during last week, one being a pink and white cosmos.  The other was a dark sunflower Autumn Time, which I have to say I’m not keen on as I prefer yellow ones.



I’d not been very happy with the onions Sturon since I planted the sets out back in early April but at long last they’re now looking okay, and it won’t be long before I start lifting them.




The runner beans Enorma and Firestorm have reached the tops of the canes and have flowers on them so hopefully beans will start forming.





The six tomatoes that I either bought or was given are all flowering. They’re the taller ones on the right, and comprise one each Gardener’s Delight, Golden Crown, Harbinger, Moneymaker and two unknown variety.

The five on the left, two Gardener’s Delight and three Golden Sunrise,  are the ones I grew from seed.


The sweetcorn Lark plants are now all chest high with tassels at the top with cobs forming, and silks showing, down below.




It was a good week for wildlife.  On Monday morning I caught a glimpse of a goldfinch on the cornflowers, and plenty of butterflies on the lavender including this rather shabby looking Small Tortoiseshell.

Later in the week a young robin with a still speckled breast and a yellow butterfly on one of the primroses which I couldn’t identify as it kept its wings closed.

Have a good week!

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18 Responses to Among all the flowers…

  1. Andrea Randall says:

    Ah, your plot is looking SO good. I love your plot catch ups and wildlife sightings, delightful,
    thank you.

  2. Agree with you – the dark sunflower isn’t as good as the yellow varieties.

  3. CJ says:

    It’s all looking very healthy out there. My beans and tomatoes aren’t looking good this year, especially the beans – dreadful. I love the dark sunflower, I’ve quite often grown those dark burgundy ones, they’re very striking. Hope you have a good day. CJ xx

  4. Jo says:

    Everything looks to be doing so well, harvest time will be upon us before we know it now. I agree with you about the sunflowers, I much prefer the yellow varieties.

  5. menhir1 says:

    Quite a variation of growing things. The Sunflower is not one I have ever seen. It stops you in your tracks. It looks like it could benefit from UV protection! It’s not what we expect but, it’s quite interesting because of that. Enjoy your growing harvest. Xxx

  6. Liz says:

    What a bountiful plot you have. It looks like a successful growing season. I find the dark sunflower rather striking, though not what one would expect in a sunflower colour.

  7. Jade says:

    Sorry to say that me too, don’t quite like the dark sunflower.
    Your plants are all looking very healthy and strong. Congrats!
    Yesterday I wrote about wildlife in my garden too, what a coincidence! The yellow butterfly must be very beautiful when its wings are open.
    Thanks and same to you!

    • Flighty says:

      Jade it doesn’t seem to be a popular sunflower colour. Thanks. So I saw, as I’ve just read and commented on that post. I’m sure it is. xx

  8. snowbird says:

    That is a lovely cosmos and goodness, a very dramatic sunflower, I can’t decide whether I like it or not! Lovely seeing all the veggie progress, my tomatoes are only just beginning to flower, some bloggers are picking them! It’s always good seeing wildlife, I’ve not seen many butterflies at all this

  9. nikkipolani says:

    That is A LOT of tomatoes!

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