Thankfully the slugs and snails didn’t touch the three sunflowers Holiday, which should grow four feet tall and wide. The biggest of the three is heading for 24 in/60 cm, has leaves as big as the palm of my hand and looking underneath these I can see that smaller leaves and stems are growing all the way up the main stem.
Sadly it was a different story with the last two Ms Mars which got almost completely eaten. Never mind, I’ll probably try this variety again next year.
Among the knee-high Music Box are several showing flower buds, including this one which has five.
Over the past couple of days I’ve sowed more dwarf French beans Borlotto Tintoretto and Martini, carrots Bambino and Chantenay Red Cored, nigella/love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels Mixed and Rose, nasturtiums Tip Top Mahogany and pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites. That’s just about it for this year.
Yesterday I came home with the first proper pick of strawberries, which needless to say were delicious.
Take care, and have a good week!