Cooler temperatures and some rain over the past week or so have clearly been enjoyed by the plot flowers – cosmos, pot marigolds and sunflowers – which are now all flowering again, providing a welcome sight as we head into autumn.
A close look at one of the knee-high sunflowers shows five flowers partly hidden by the leaves as they’re all growing a short way down the stem. These are in addition to the four flowers which had previously flowered around the top, and there at least another two buds showing.
The only plants now left on the three vegetable patches are the climbing beans and the tomatoes. The rest of these areas have been cleared, roughly turned over and will now be left apart from hoeing off any weeds which appear.
Over the next couple of months I’ll be mostly leisurely plotting before starting to wind down as we head towards winter.
Have a good week, and take care!