garden bits

Recent rain has meant that the feral shirley-type poppies have shot up and started flowering – mainly in the vegetable beds, as they self-seed everywhere and poppies flourish in disturbed soil. I haven’t the heart to pull them up unless they’re actually interfering with crops!

The yellow courgettes (“Shooting Star”) are doing well – a picking in the next few days, I think. In the “wildflower bank” by the pond, the teazle is finally growing up, though I think this year’s one is going to be a rather stunted specimen.

And by the patio, the acanthus mollis (“bears breeches”) is revelling in its recent liberation from the overgrowing ceanothus.

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