Today started overcast but warm, later the sun appeared but by lunch time a light wind was blowing again. This is not the weather I expect in May but I fear it is actually quite often like this and I just forget!
This morning I planted out tomatillo and the last of the tomato plants that had been left in their pots in the greenhouse. Tomatoes planted out on 20th April now have strong stems and need tying in again and side shoots have grown and need to be removed.
White Lychnis (sown 14th January) and Echinops ritro (sown 4th February) were planted out into the Large Island. I noticed that there were also similar sized self seeders of the Echinops so I hope that next year there will be a large patch of blue flowers later in summer.
I also removed a large amount of Euphorbia rigida from the gravel and put them in pots; these usually grow well and some will find their way onto the slope in autumn, plus there will be some for friends.
In the foreground I am now leaving the asparagus to grow and hopefully strengthen the crowns; to the left Courgettes and pumpkins. The rain and warm days is encouraging everything to grow very quickly.
Please let me know if you recognise any of my irises without names. Thank you. What’s your favourite plant this week?