This week the heavy rain has made weeding slightly easier – fortunately, because they are taking over the flowerbeds and smothering some of the plants. I have been staking the gladioli, a bit too late for one of them. ( I may have published this bit too early by mistake, but I think I have stopped it successfully and started again!)
and the next one…
Most of my time was taken with the compost heap yesterday, so that’s where I will start.
THE compost container emptied, re-lined and ready for the paper, twigs, grass cuttings and vegetable peelings, not to mention the occasional corpse, courtesy of our resident cat.
A much tidier flowerbed than last week. I removed two tubtrugs full of dead-heads, weeds and several self-seeded mini Gauras. I emptied a barrowload of well rotted compost around the remaining plants. I know there is room for more plants now but that can result in some overpowering others. (Notice that lovely one with triangular leaves on the left. Another present from Mr Propagator.)
Beans appearing but not enough for a meal yet.
Today’s harvest. Can you spot the fig?
The spring onions have been good but have grown rather large so I will use them as ordinary onions, I think.
This gladiolus was beautiful last year and has done well again this year
I’m not sure what has happened to the beautiful Peace rose. Several of the roses have lost most of their leaves but have healthy buds coming on. I am tempted to cut them back but I am not sure what effect this would have at this time of year.
The forecast is for rather wild weather this weekend so keep warm and dry and enjoy looking at the garden from indoors?