I’ve only been away 3 days and I’ve returned to what looks like a triffid invasion, particularly the nicotiana sylvestris – they are huge and block out the view of the garden. I have grown them before but they have never been quite so spectacular. I keep cutting back the leaves to give us room to get down the steps otherwise I can’t imagine how wide they would be.
The cosmos, zinnia’s, tithonia rotundiflora ‘Torch’ and malope trifida ‘Vulcan’ (how apt) have really bushed out and are becoming quite splendid- vases filled everywhere to make the most of them. I can’t quite believe I’ve grown all these myself from seed or seedlings and produced my very own cutting garden. The only problem is holidays. I am going to Scotland for a week and I know I shall be worrying about the watering and dead heading. A very dear friend will be watering for me but it is a big thing to ask of someone as it’s so time consuming. Hopefully she will be able to take home armfuls of flowers for her trouble.
It really is quite a beautiful sight and an added bonus is the bees and butterflies are having a lovely time flitting and fluttering around.
Read here about out tulip invasion.
How Does Your Garden Grow? By Jacqui Brooks
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