Our front garden's looking particularly colourful at the mo. A few weeks ago I bought a selection of bedding plants for the many pots I have in the front garden, plus 2 small corner beds - petunias, geraniums, antirrhinums, lobelia and violas. The petunias have done amazingly well, they've filled out the tubs and are absolutely smothered in blooms all the time, not bad for £3 for 20 plants! I guess it helps that I deadhead them every day (my sister would be proud of me, she was always telling me to do that).
The wall basket above, matching one the other side of the door, has violas and a tumbler tomato in it, there are half a dozen or so little toms on it at the mo.
The petunias have all but smothered the geranium in the middle of each pot. There are 2 blueberries in the pots behind the petunias, the fruits are just beginning to ripen and it's a race between me and the birds to see who can get the ripened ones first! I don't mind them having a few.
A mass of honeysuckle and clematis tangutica, which has the most gorgeous nodding yellow flowers followed by silky tasselled seed heads. I can't take credit for these though, they were already here when we moved in.
We've finally had some rain here overnight, and it's still going this morning.....that very fine rain that's almost like mist. The forecasters have been teasing us with promises of showers for weeks, but we've hardly had any until now. Boy, does the veg garden need it - OH has been watering it all regularly but there's nothing like a really good drop of rain to get things going again.....I swear our raspberries have shot up by a foot overnight!
This afternoon when OH's gone to work, I'm going to sit and redo our Big Cunning Plan.....that's the plans we've got and are putting into operation for when OH finally retires. As we're now halfway through the year (I blinked and it was gone - just like that!), I need to cross off what we've already achieved, add a few extra things and generally just rejig it. I haven't been this organised since I was secretary to a chartered surveyor about 20 years ago.