Over the past week…

I’ve only made two rather brief visits to the plot, which with all the rain there’s been is now rather soggy. I’m surprised that the nasturtiums are still doing as well as they are, and I like the colour of this one.


Despite not picking any sweet peas for at least a couple of weeks they’ve still flowering.  The number of blooms from just two plants has been amazing.


Hopefully it looks like being drier over the weekend and into next week so I should be able to spend most mornings doing some proper plotting.



Liz over in Lexington, Kentucky sent me this picture recently of the root stump of an Euonymus fortunei, which she says is an absolute menace over there.  She’d spent well over an hour trying to dig it up before a neighbour stopped by and offered to help, which only took him a few minutes.  He suggested that Liz varnish it to use as a lamp base!


Have a good weekend!

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24 Responses to Over the past week…

  1. Sharon says:

    I’m impressed your sweet peas are still going, mine gave up in August. What’s your secret?

  2. menhir1 says:

    Naturtiums can provide some welcome colour. Pleased to hear they’re complemented by Sweet Peas.
    We have a root stump from a Whitebeam blown down in a storm in January- still thinking about how I can use it. It is a feature in its own right.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Very nice colours to look at this morning. 🙂

  4. Jo says:

    We’ve had a lovely day here today, just home from taking Archie on a nice walk. It makes a change from all the rain and drizzle we’ve had just lately, it’s no wonder you haven’t been able to get to the plot much this week, let’s hope for some drier weather ahead. I haven’t grown sweet peas since I gave up the allotment but as you say, even a couple of plants can provide some much welcome colour so I may try and slot some in the garden next year.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo it was here but I wasn’t to get to the plot. It sure does, and it’s now quite soggy. I’ve been surprised at how flowers I’ve had from these two plants. Good for you. xx

  5. Liz says:

    What pretty colours both the nasturtium and the sweet peas are. We still have nasturtiums going strong at the herb garden here in Kentucky.
    I’m afraid I gave up on an artistic interpretation for my euonymus stump. Since it is such an invasive I was glad to be rid of it, and thank my neighbour for his digging efforts.

  6. nikkipolani says:

    It’s funny how that root looks a lot like a jumble of people wrestling!

  7. CJ says:

    Amazing that your sweet peas are still going. I still have a few things flowering, but it’s winding down now. Well done Liz on getting that stump out (with help) – it must have been satisfying. I looked at your link and it does sound quite invasive. Have a good weekend. CJ xxcj

  8. So nice to see some colour still.
    Those nasturtiums and sweet peas are lovely to see.

    All the best Jan

  9. snowbird says:

    Lovely seeing your Autumn blooms. Goodness, I’d varnish that stump in a heartbeat, it’s fantastic.xxx

  10. Chloris says:

    Nasturtiums amaze me the way they go on and on blooming and very welcome they are too.

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