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!