Monthly Roundup: August

It’s been full-on in the garden this month as harvesting of potatoes, climbing beans and all things salad has continued. The freezer is slowly filling up with beans, and with foraged blackberries picked from hedgerows on our daily walk. 

The weather has been ‘changeable’ (understatement) – which led to some lovely cloud formations – while Storm Francis battered the UK in the final week of the month. Damage in my garden was restricted to this pot of chard (past its best anyway), a tomato pot blown over but no damage, and a bent sunflower.

Bulbs, onion sets, and salad leaf/herb seeds have been ordered, though I’ve only received the seeds. The weed membrane for my allotment bed finally arrived, along with the tomato feed I’ve been trying to get hold of for months. (Note to self – stock up early next year).

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Six on Saturday: 8 August 2020

For the first week of August, it’s been pretty poor weather. Even when the sun shines, it doesn’t always feel warm. This morning is grey with either mist or light drizzle (mizzle?). It was warm yesterday but we didn’t have much sun, just a few hours in the morning.

I was going to start with a picture of my zinnias, but as they still don’t have flowers… here’s the clematis alpina in full flower,

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All you Sixers are leading me into plant temptation. If you didn’t keep showing your wonderful plants, I wouldn’t have ordered all these flower seeds. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 8 August 2020”