The summer is in full swing. I’d like to say it was wall to wall sunshine here in Leeds but alas that is not what we get, well not very often.
We have had a few good weeks and one great week where the temperatures were in the twenties for days. The plants seem to be growing regardless of sun.
The sweet peas have recovered from the fox incident. I have two rows of these situated along the edge of one side of the ‘allotment’ and am hopeful for lots of wonderful flowers.
Here is a photo I took a couple of weeks ago showing the patch of land we tend in the wood behind our garden.
And here are the sweet peas the other day.
I once again placed netting horizontally over the cutting patches as support and the plants are merrily growing up through.
Really don’t know why I didn’t use netting years ago. I said the same last year and am sure I will next year too!
Here are a few flowers I gathered yesterday.
As well as these blooms we also have Scabious, Helianthus, Rudbekia and Dahlias growing away.
I also sowed Salvia, Larkspur and Malope but they were unsuccessful. I mostly put this down to the fact that we were away for three weeks and couldn’t tend to the seedlings.
I would like a few longer stemmed plants to harvest for bigger arrangements but all in all so far so good.