What dreary weather we have had the last couple of days and it is still raining today. We are lucky to have avoided the worst of the gales. Consequently, my Six-on-Saturday this week consists of a few photos I took on Wednesday and Thursday, some in the house and one through the windows.
It’s just as well that I can’t show you the giant Brussels sprout plant on the compost heap……..I picked some which appeared large and ready but they tasted pretty uninteresting to rather unpleasant.😝 I don’t hold out much hope for the 2 remaining plants. Meanwhile, the broccoli are showing no little broccoli stems but are turning into leafy, bushy-branched shrubs, if that makes sense. So, those fruit cages didn’t protect the broad beans from the mice that slipped through the wire earlier in the season and they only protected the Brussels and broccoli from the first wave of attack from the Cabbage White butterflies. 😡🤬👹 Anyone any suggestions as to alternative uses for 2 exquisitely crafted, carefully designed, unique fruit cages?
On that note, here are my Six-on-Saturday for this week.
As one of the founder members of the Salvia Hot Lips Appreciation Society, I feel this is the right photo to start the post.
A bloom on one of the plants Mr Propagator gave me last visit.
That strange plant whose leaves close when touched, as shown in the second picture. A present from my son and daughter-in-law last week.
The second dahlia in bud. Will it flower before the colder weather sets in? My guess is that it is yellow.
I keep thinking the sedum won’t get any darker, but each week it does.
Not another long shot, I hear you cry. 🥱 I wanted to show you the lovely golden tree in the cemetery which provides a nice backdrop to my garden. What you can’t see is the “ornamental” wheelbarrow (behind the central flowerbed) which has completely collapsed and is one of my tasks for the colder weather. The problem is getting it into the garage to dry out without getting myself wet!
That’s it again. Have a good weekend and try to keep dry. 🌧