It's poppy time again and these beauties are doing their stuff all over the veg plot! I did sprinkle some new seeds around in the spring, but they don't seem to have come up. These pink and red pom-pom ones come up every year and I'm sure they're even bigger than normal. Maybe due to the rain.
The honeysuckle over the arches is wafting it's perfume round the garden when the sun comes out!
My veggies seem later than many other gardeners and everything is on the small side but I've started picking the mangetout at last.
The French beans have really struggled to grow at all. There are some flowers appearing on the dwarf ones but the plants are small and sickly looking. The climbing ones haven't really got going, unlike the runners that are doing well. I'm sure it's the first time in my 20 odd years of growing veg that it's been like this.
The courgettes are ok, though one plant was broken off in the storm a few days ago!
Only about a quarter of the sweetcorn germinated, even after a second sowing, so I just planted out what I had and filled the rest of the bed with some cosmos and sunflowers. The squashes in the background are doing well, with some golf ball sized ones already.
Finally, some lovely clematis and roses, "The Pilgrim" I think. I'm not a fan of bright yellow flowers, but this soft creamy yellow is so pretty and seems to go with everything else.
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Hope you have a good weekend