I was going to start weeding through the main flower patch which is mostly pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites but decided that there were more weeds than flowers. I then spent much of the week clearing the area, forking it over, then hoeing before hand weeding and sowing lots more seeds. Thankfully it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be, and hopefully it will have been worth doing. There are pot marigolds elsewhere on the plot and they’ve started flowering.
I checked through the potatoes for weeds, and was surprised to see some plants already flowering, and the strawberries are now laden with developing fruit.
The climbing French beans are growing well, so I sowed a second lot yesterday. This is the variety Algarve which which is already beginning to curl up the cane.
The short row of dwarf ones Borlotto Tintoretto are also doing well, unlike the other variety Martini none of which have appeared. I’ve sowed some more in the hope they do rather better.
It was long time online friend, and fellow blogger, Nikki’s birthday yesterday so I hope that she had a lovely day. She’s a keen rose grower and has lots in her garden over in Southern California, where it’s much drier and hotter than it is here. I always think of her when I look at my Pretty Lady, which has is now providing a wonderful floriferous display.
Take care, and have a good week!