I went out, dutifully, and took the usual selection of photos yesterday but was looking down the garden this morning – after a 5k trot around the local roads, although one grandson in a recent visit informed me that according to his amazing bells and whistles watch, it’s only 4k 😬 – I thought the garden looked much better as a whole. So I’ve included a couple of long shots as well. The garden is going berserk at the moment as you may see.
The first (and last) picking of garden peas. The plants did well although the yield was disappointing, but very tasty.
The jackmanii is getting revved up ready to explode into flower. Each year it amazes me with the amount of blooms it produces.
This delphinium seemed a paler blue when it started opening its buds, but has deepened slightly.
The nasturtiums are coming on nicely although some of the leaves are turning a bit yellow. I have another hanging basket of them near the front door and a little flowerpot on the fence opposite these ones. There are many different colours, I’m very happy with them this year.
The Morning Glory are starting to climb up the trellises with a little guidance from a few twigs.
As promised, here are a couple of long shots. Unfortunately, the eye is drawn to the plastic containers covering the cabbages and Swiss Chard……..never mind, the rest looks all right.
Hint of the week:
if deadheading poppies, do the ones at the back first. If you do the ones at the front first, when you lean over them, you get a nice, brown stain (which doesn’t wash out) on your clean shirt. 😱🤪 Silly me.
(The poppies are beautiful though.)
Have a good weekend in your garden. 🍅🌹🦋👩🌾