At this time of year

It’s been sunny and warm this week with temperatures up in the high 20’s C/ low 80’s F, which is too hot for me, so my plot visits have been early, and shorter than usual, just to do some watering and have a potter.

I’ve planted and sown almost everything for this year apart from some more dwarf French beans and the love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels.

With all that’s appearing and growing at this time of year looking round takes longer and is generally more enjoyable.  Here are a few of the flowers, starting with the collomia grandifora

My other rose, the white flowering dog rose, is far less showy than the Pretty Lady with the small white flowers only lasting a day or so.

This first nasturtium flower is partly hidden under the leaves, and lastly a lovely pale yellow pot marigold.


It’s dull and overcast this morning and looks like it’s going to rain.  Tomorrow looks set to be a very wet day with plenty of heavy rain so it’s back to armchair gardening for a couple of days.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

22 thoughts on “At this time of year”

  1. Beautiful, the collomia is looking really good. I bet the bees love the dog rose. A little rain here last night, but we could do with some more to be honest. Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx


  2. Love the delicacy of your white dog rose. All looking good on your plot. Two days of rain due here, very very welcome but hope stormy weather doesn’t cause too much plant damage! Have a good weekend , Andy xx


  3. We’ve still got the sunshine here today and it’s still so hot. Storms are forecast for the next few days though so that should cool it down. Your flowers look to be doing well, it’s nice to have a mixture amongst the veggies on an allotment, for your own pleasure as well as the pollinators.


  4. Lovely blossoms, especially that lovely dog rose, it’s a shame they don’t last very long. I envy you the rain, we are in dire need of the wet stuff. xxx


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