I’m just having a bit of a break from writing this morning; yesterday my brain was going into overdrive and had me still writing my dissertation at 11pm. To be honest though, it’s for the best because the sooner I get it finished the longer I have to tweak and also the less likely it is that something will go wrong regarding getting it printed and bound.
Once I’m finished I aim to give myself a nice holiday, I’d like a 2 week one… But know that after a few days I’ll begin to panic over getting a job so will actually probably only have a few days. What I’d really like is a special holiday somewhere, but I’d need Pete to have time off! Grrrr.
Anyway; onto the garden
White Saliva is blooming, I bought these fairly recently, but like with most other plants they’ve been sat waiting until the soil is soft enough and I have the time to plant them. It’s been so long, that I’ve had to pot them on into a large pot because they were clearly becoming pot-bound.
Sea Holly provides wonderful, late colour.
And the insects like it:
They also like the Cosmos
Cupid’s Dart is still blooming, although with relatively few blooms now. I ought to have sown some more seeds for next year.
One of the Salvia; is not doing so well, I think some sort of caterpillar is eating it.
The Dahlias add colour to pots on the decking
Oh yes, more blooms to come from ‘Harlow Carr’
Perennial wallflower is amazing and has been blooming for such a long time.
Verbena Bonariensis towers above the border; white butterflies seem to be attracted to it the most.
Anemone is hiding away… Or rather, it’s being swamped out by the Asters and Gladioli… I will have to move it.
The Asters which are taking over… Do provide plenty of food for insects though.
I planted this Sedum after some rain, the soil was easier to dig but still quite dry… The roots of the Asters are already growing, preparing to send out yet more plants next year. I will have to chop them and move them otherwise the entire border will soon be monopolised.