This morning I replaced the plastic flower pot saucer I was using as a mini-pond with a slightly bigger shallow china dish which unfortunately has a chip in the edge. It’s in the shade at the back of the compost bin under the rose Pretty Lady.
That’s a stone in the top right corner, and I’ll be adding one or two more. On the left the concrete slab has replaced the log seat I never used, and which had also badly deteriorated.
Yesterday my plot neighbour Fran very kindly gave me this jar of blackberry jelly to try. It’ll be a week or two before I do as I have a jar of bought strawberry jam to finish first.
It’ll undoubtedly be delicious as she always won prizes at the horticultural society show when she used to enter the various preserve classes.
This is the sixth flower on one of the knee-high sunflowers Music Box. I cut the first of the seed-heads on one of the other plants to save the seeds for next year.
I don’t cut off all the heads but leave some for the wildlife. That’s one advantage of growing multi-headed varieties.
Have a good week, and take care!