Well, that picture of the kale last weekend was the last. In the next couple of days, the insects finished them off, similarly the broccoli, Brussels and Romanescu plants, they didn’t even get a chance to mature. 😱😬🤬☹ Hey-ho, but the Swiss Chard and raspberries are doing fine. The courgettes are growing slowly and the Jumbo Pink Banana Squash has another tiny one further up the stem. Flowers are mostly all right but deadheading takes over an hour to do properly.
After that cheerful start, here are this week’s Six-on-Saturday.
The Potentilla in the front garden has been pretty for a few weeks now.
The first Japanese anemone has come into flower.
The jackmanii continues to earn its keep.
The Veronica collapses each season and I can’t find an elegant way of supporting it. The colour and look of the flowers means it stays. The heuchera beneath it comes back happily each year. I grew it from seed at least 10 years ago so it and a couple of others have done well.
The crocosmia is a brighter orange than this. It’s colourful, easy to grow, comes back each year so I’m happy with it.
I’m not sure what this is called but it’s doing very well now. Mr Propagator gave it to me a couple of years ago and it has settled in nicely.
A sneaky extra one.
Fred’s Sweet peas have been lovely for a few months now but I think it’s time they went into Mr P’s compost container. The main group of Sweet peas are the other side of the garden and are completely over, but the ones in the picture keep convincing me to leave them for another week. I will also leave those among the runner beans. They have provided a lovely perfume while I gather – or rather, try to find – the runner beans. Yes, the blackfly are swamping what are left once whatever it is has had its night-time feast on the tiny ones. 🙄😬
I can tell that you are wondering what my garden would look like without Fred’s Sweet peas, sunflowers, amaranthus and Mr Propagator’s salvias, climbing roses, courgette etc., etc. and, of course, that amazing compost container! (I will show that next week.) Well, it looked quite nice before, I did have many roses, penstemons and hollyhocks, but now every space is filled with more colour and interesting varieties. 😉
Have a good weekend in your garden. 👩🌾🦋🌹🍅🐛🐜🐝🪳🪱🦠🐌☹