How on earth did it get to be August? It seems only yesterday I was sowing tomato seeds and the polytunnel was looking somewhat forlorn and rather empty. Now look at it!
|The polytunnel is fit to burst|
|Tomatoes looking good|
You may remember that last winter I decided to not dig up my gladioli corms but left them in the ground covered by a thick layer of protective straw. I am pleased to say that they all survived (but then we didn't have any really hard frosts) but there has led to one "disadvantage": This year year they have all grown and flowered at the same time where-as normally you can space the corm planting out to give blooms for longer. Oh well - you can't win them all and they do look stunning all together.
What is summer without a sunflower and this year I sowed some smaller, orange ones? My veg patch where I sow them can get battered by winds and I have lost many a tall sunflower to strong gusts so this year I've gone small. I think I actually prefer their petite size and unusual colour. What do you think of them?
|Sunflower and friend|
Finally, my runner beans are showing why in France you find the seeds in the flower section, not the veg section ... but we Brits know they taste good too!
|Runner bean flowers|