|Aubergine in waiting.|
The OAP Fairy Person next door always comments on how nice my garden looks.
I'd think she was nuts, if someone hadn't told me what this place looked like when it was a grow house.
Vines breaching the 2nd story window. The lawn covered in rubbish, bits & bobs of which still get thrown up when we mow. I've dug out brambles thicker'n my big toe.
Thistles & nettles & bindweed, o my!
A horrible winter followed by a horrible summer, trying to get things growing in ground that's been neglected for years . . .
But with nature, there's always little spots of joy.
1. Pumpkin update.
I now officially have 3 pumpkins. About half what I'd hoped for, but a pumpkin in the hand, etc., etc.
|The biggest Pumpkin Grows Gruff.|
Someone last week wrote about their sunflowers (& other blooms, I think) facing an edifice. This week, that trend has hit 2 sunflowers in my garden, with one facing the fence, the other the house wall.
|In a huff.|
All my sunflowers are short this year, only about 4'. But I've got blooms &, in the autumn, seed heads for the birds.
|This one's not shy.|
3. Wind damage.
Last weekend brought rain & with it, wind. There were a few battered leaves & some plant supports that needed reset. And then there was this.
If you grow corn in the UK, you know what a folderol it is. Then to have your baby dashed to the ground by an uncaring storm . . .
|Defeat is unacceptable.|
The OAP Fairy Person dropped by a lovely bouquet, so I made good use of it.
4. Mr Mullein
Prior to the rain, I decapitated the mullein seed head in a bid to conserve moisture. Post rain, there's new flower buds all up & down the mullein's stem. That'll look interesting.
While the mullein is starting over, it's harvest time for both nigella & poppy. The cooks are pleased, but think the poppies should step up their game to match the nigella.
|The cooks think these are for them. Har!|
6. Sole survivor.
I had crap luck with my spring onions this year. Very few germinated & the ones that did, bit the dust.
Except for this one, that I stuck into a flower planter in hopes it'll go to seed. I think it's dancing.
|Short & fat spring onion.|
The plant behind it is a blue daisy that bloomed once, but declined to repeat its performance after dead heading. What a blah summer we've had.
And there's my Six for the week.
Make sure to drop by our host, The Propagator who's managed to post his own Six, even though he's on holidays.
So when are you going to join our #SixonSaturday gang? We're a nosy bunch & would love to see your garden.
See you next week!