Here are my Six on Saturday for this week. I’ve been away on holiday for a week and everything has been getting on with growing and producing fruits/pods/buds. So this is what I came home to. Apologies if the photographs are slow to appear – not sure why that is!
- The beans have been busy. I picked and froze everything on the plants the day before we went away. Will have to do another batch now – a job for tomorrow.
- These are my Moneymaker tomatoes – left outside (though moved to a sunnier position). I finally decided to cut off all the growing tips and yellowing leaves before we went away – and this is what’s happened. Not sure how much sun we’ve had at home, but they are finally ripening.
- These are the Tumbling Tom cherry tomatoes. They were held back because I put them in a shady position during all the hot weather. I moved all four plants into my greenhouse and left them soaking in trays of water (I used new cat litter trays). When I got home this morning, all the trays were dry and these had appeared.
- The Cosmos I grew as a companion plant for radishes and beetroot (both failures) has now taken over the space completely. I grew them from seed and didn’t realise how tall they would be. Something for the front garden next year.
- And my new white Japanese Anemones are getting ready for their starring role in my shady border, with plenty of buds appearing on both. I’ve had a pink one for years and it usually flowers from August to the end of November, so a really good plant for light shade.