Like most gardeners at the mo, I’m just a little bit miffed with our weather. I was hoping it was going to behave itself for the remainder of the season. However August is in full flow and most days it feels like a damp and chilly autumn is almost here. #
I have decided it was time for a slight re-jig and I’ve been getting very jiggy-with-it, with lots of cutting back, re-positioning of pots, re-planting and, of course, LOTS of feeding and dead-heading, (although my Cosmos ‘Dazzler’ seem to keeping popping out blooms whether or not I get to them.)
I’m not going to let this grey moist murkiness dampen things down one jot. The water troughs are brimming, #Yay! So let’s keep-on keepin’ on. I’ve put my pots of Cannas all down one side of the back garden. They look like they’re having their very own Mardi-Gras parade with raucous red Dahlia ‘American Beauty’, Zinnia ‘Purple Prince’, tall shaggy tangerine Tagetes ‘Kees Orange’ and ‘Starship Pink’ Lobelia all jostling for position too. All that’s pumping lots of colour (#ToASambaBeatInMyHead), and in the greenhouse the tommies are ripening nicely and, at the back, the long raised bed of dahlias is approaching floral supernova. #ItsJumpinUpInHere.