on the plot Monday morning as at times it was completely silent for a while rather than just a fleeting moment or two. There’s generally always the background noise of traffic on the adjacent busy main road, aircraft overhead on their way to/from Heathrow and nearby RAF Northolt, tube trains rattling along not far away, and general human noise around the flats and houses which border the site. I like peace and quiet so I didn’t mind but a couple of plot neighbours found it rather unsettling, one not realising that it was due to the Queen’s funeral.
I don’t grow cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) every year but did this year as I really like the sparkling blue, lavender, maroon, pink, red, rose and white flowers, but I wish that the foliage was a bit more interesting. As with all the annual flowers I grew they suffered at times with the drought and heat but are still flowering. As usual I grew the dwarf variety Polka Dot which is around 12 in/30 cm tall. I’ve been collecting seeds to sow next year, and also hope that they’ll self-seed.
Have a good weekend, and take care!