first week in October
… and look what’s still blooming!
the Californian poppies
callistephus (not sure if I like this enough to grow it again)
celosia aka κήλεος (or this)
dahlia, salvia and cosmos (before I tied it back — again — thank goodness that my newest new neighbour hasn’t moved in yet)
I’ve noticed a double cosmos, so have put a peg on it to remind myself to save the seeds
tithonia (another meh)
shasta daisy — the first flower to bloom and still going!
not sure what this is …
cornflowers looking a bit straggly
another zinnia has deigned to flower
and the agapanthus are going strong.
Two bunches, today: pinks (no white) — I’m not sure that the blousy cosmos and the frilly panicum suit each other; and purple and white (no pink) — including three agapanthus to see how they last in the vase.
I spent some time, this morning, thinking about what should go where next year — whether to put the thugs (cosmos and poppies) together at the front so that they spill over the path and not the neighbouring plots.