Six on Saturday: 10 August 2019

All these images were taken a few days ago.  Friday here in North Wales was non-stop rain.  It’s good for the veg – I keep telling myself.

This morning was brighter and we’ve been at the Community Garden filling raised beds with horrible claggy topsoil that’s had a good soaking.  Thankfully we gave up at one o’clock – just in time for the winds to pick up and more rain to arrive.

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The lavender in the front sunny border has had a trim.  It was stopping me getting into my car!  I don’t want to take these flowers away as the bees still find them attractive, despite them fading.

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The runner bean trellis.  The beans are in four large pots behind this trellis and I’ve had a few beans off them, but they’re not a prolific as the same beans in the raised bed, which have reached the top of the arch and are producing lots of lovely long beans.  If I use this space again, I’ll try it with the pots at the front where they will have more sun.

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The alpine strawberry bed at the end of my herb bed has picked up well.  I suspect the birds have beaten me to any fruit.

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The transplanted herb bed has done better than expected.  I should have chopped all this growth down before now, but the bees love the flowers and the weather has been so extreme (hot then wet) that I wasn’t sure what to do for the best.

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My courgettes have no problems growing flowers, but the fruits are reluctant to put in an appearance.  Maybe they are being eaten before I even spot them forming.

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Finally, the clematis Markham’s Pink is starting to put on a show.  I love these tiny four-petalled flowers.

These are my six for this week, thanks for looking.  Got to The Propagator’s page for more floral loveliness.

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