Things are romping away, staking is paying dividends, or should I admit I could have done more. Jon the Prop who is currently helping others, is gathering us as usual this Saturday. Lovely shrubs and plants there and no doubt on other posts from fellow bloggers.
1. After the success from a taste point of view of growing only a few peas, this yearI have grown something new. This is the white flowered sugarsnap pea Deliket. The seed supplier describes this variety as compact, but I'll eat my
hat sorry peas but these are nearly as tall as I am!
2 The second variety is a 'Mangetout' called Carouby de Maussane which also is as tall as I am,
with beautiful flowers which with their mauve and purple hues are exceptionally decorative, and would grace any potager whether small and humble like mine or in one of the many beautiful walled vegetable gardens of great houses. Though I think their mode of support would be far superior. I shall certainly be growing these again, and will work on something more decorative for next year.
3. Rose Open Arms is in full swing operating as the go to place for all the bees and other insects.
4. Rose Munstead Wood is stronger in its second year in this spot: a deep and rich fragrant red...
Today I shall be having friends from my WI visit the garden in groups of up to Six, and we have several gardens open. I've given the garden a great tidy up, and Mr S has joined in picking up leaves, sprucing up the seating area etc.....It just makes us appreciate what other owners do to get their large gardens ready. I'm going to go through my long spread sheet, and print off the names of all the plants which may be of interest at the moment...wish me luck!