A Sunday potter

Yesterday was damp and dull so I didn’t venture to the plot and spent much of the day sofa flying reading.

Today it’s sunny, but windy, so I had a Sunday potter and found a few first early potatoes Lady Chrisl to have for lunch.


So far most of the cosmos have been pink, red or white but I noticed this rather pretty pink and white flower.

If you like pink flowers how about these cornflowers Polka Dot.Β  This one plant has been flowering for over a month.

Last autumn plot neighbour Fran kindly gave one of her red flowering asters but sadly it’s not doing too well as it has severe mildew and die-back so I’ll almost certainlyΒ  have to dig it up.

Thankfully the other two asters I have aren’t affected.


Take care, and have a good week!

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16 Responses to A Sunday potter

  1. Sharon says:

    All looking very good. I’ve always struggled to keep asters healthy. I’ve several crops variously affected this year – better luck next year!

    • Flighty says:

      Sharon thanks. That’s a shame, my other two have always been okay. I’m not surprised given the weather we’ve had – let’s hope so. xx

  2. Nothing better than home grown spuds, hope they are delicious. Enjoy your weekend x

  3. Liz says:

    Those new potatoes look so good. Enjoy them!

  4. menhir1 says:

    Your potatoes are, if I may say so, stunning. Sorry about your Asters. I had a Japanese plant that lasted thirty years in its happy spot in the garden. It went the same way as your Aster plant. The Polka Dot Cornflower is a cheeky happy bloom. xxxx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir I agree, and they tasted as good as they look. Thanks. I wonder if our changing climate is too blame. The cornflowers are lovely little flowers. xx

  5. CJ says:

    What a shame about the aster. The potatoes look amazing though and I love that cornflower, I bet it’s popular with the bees. An afternoon of sofa flying sounds wonderful, a good book is a very good thing. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ it sure is. They’re the cleanest variety I’ve grown and yes there are always bees around the cornflowers. It’s always a pleasant way to wile away a couple of hours. xx

  6. snowbird says:

    Oh, those potatoes do look yummy. Polka dot and that cosmos are really sweet, love them. Shame about the aster, good to know the other two are healthy.xxx

  7. Thumbs up for the new potatoes. They look wonderfully clean. Did you cook/serve with mint? (it’s what my Dad always asks!). Is your mildew affected aster a different variety?

    • Flighty says:

      Allison thanks. They’re the cleanest ones I’ve grown. I didn’t as I forget to pick some leaves off a plot neighbour’s plant. Yes, it is different to the other two. xx

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