Life is very busy at the moment and it has been hard to find the time to spend in the garden, watering is being neglected and the veg patch is suffering. The courgettes are tiny and the borlotti beans are barely climbing up the bean pole. The latest pest is mice who are taking tiny bites out of the leek stems. So here’s a very short six:
Phlox. Evidence of my poor watering regime! I am just about keeping the flowers going.
The flower stem of Acanthus mollis. I took a small division from a large plant when we moved house two years ago. It was tiny but it has taken hold and this year produced the first flower stem. Fred has some of these!
Passion flower – Fred has some of these too. His are p. edulis but I wonder if this is Passiflora caerulea The link is to the RHS page. Since this survived the cold winter I think it could be a caerulea. It came with the new garden and grows rampantly over an arch.
The apples are growing but I have these brown leaves. Same happened last year so I don’t think it is a watering problem – but then again I didn’t water the trees last year either. Any ideas. Dahlia lovers among you will have noticed the photo bomb from D.Thomas Edison. My first foray into a non white dahlia!
Agastache Black Adder – it my very hot dry sunny border. The perfect place for it but as a new plant it does require regular watering. It’s one I am trying to keep and maybe this is where I introduce some grasses.
And of course I have to keep watering the containers. I am managing to keep these going by collecting the cold water than comes through before the hot in the kitchen tap. What a palaver! But I am enjoying these scented leaf pelargoniums.
That’s my six, for more links please visit The Propagator. I have been so busy I haven’t read last weeks comments but I am hoping next week slows down and I can catch up soon. And of course I should say – haway the lads – or something similar. Those who know will know!