Saturday, 1 August 2020

Hello, August!

1.  Empress update.

32 whopping inches!  After averaging 6" growth each month since April, the Empress tree grew 8" this month.

2.  Creeping Jenny.

In our other gardens, Jenny elegantly draped the full height of her cracked blue pot.  Our new back garden proved too sunny, her scraggly self not even filling the pot's top.  

A coupla weeks ago, I moved her to partial shade.  She's now begun her creep.

Here's a close up of her flowers.

3.  Pumpkins.

With a bee photo bomb.

4.  Mirabalis.

Fred kindly sent me seeds for these & I've 3 very fine plants as a result.  Some in bud.

Some in bloom.

5.  Hops flowers.

The buds've finally opened.  

This isn't the flower I've seen on other hops, so hopefully there's more to follow, at least in terms of scent.

6.  Thalictrum Black Stocking.

After a very slow start, the Black Stockings've bloom.  

Ever so lovely from the back as well.

That's all for this week.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I see the mirabilis flowers! You will enjoy it more and more as the flowers will be numerous (and the butterflies too). Lovely Thalictrum !

  2. That Thalictrum Black Stocking is a show. Lovely.

  3. One of these years I am going to have to grin Thalictrum

  4. Oh hello! 👋 I hope all is well. Thalictrum Black Stocking has always been a plant I wanted in my garden.