I took these photos in Monday’s gorgeous sunshine and it’s now Friday and I’m only just getting round to posting. Ooops.
There’s not much colour now, but the late blooming Salvias are really earning their keep and there are even a few annuals, such as the Nicotianas still blooming.
The Grass Bed is being overwhelmed with self seeded Cerinthe and Nasturtium. The Nasturtiums need to be hauled out and binned, but I’d like to replant some of the Cerinthe elsewhere and hence at the moment I’ve left them where they are. Funnily enough though, they haven’t stopped growing while I procrastinate, and I’m now in danger of losing the path altogether!
Near the house, the Flower Carpet roses are still pumping out new buds:
Whereas the Bronze Bed is now in dire need of sorting, with my lovely ‘Happy Single Date’ dahlias now only sad stalks.
A little clearing and planting has been done. I’ve cleared all the dead Hosta foliage,
in the drive bed I’ve finally planted out some seedlings – Erysimums and Digitalis and also some new Narcissus ‘Thalia’ bulbs.
And in the troughs I’ve finally chucked out the old leggy Stocks, Matthiola incana, and replanted with new ones grown from cuttings. I’ve also planted Narcissus ‘Minnow’ here.
In the greenhouse, I’ve brought in some succulents
and tender plants
and also got my ‘Winter Sunshine’ Sweet Peas coming (although sadly not one of the cream ones, weird)
And the final thing in the greenhouse? Ah yes, a large box of unplanted bulbs. Roll on the weekend.
With thanks to Helen at the Patient Gardener who hosts EoMV.