It has been an odd day. To begin, when I opened the shutters this morning when I got up, it was pretty much still dark – when did that happen?!!! The clocks change here next Sunday which will mean that it is lighter, earlier at least for a while, but the down side is that it will be dark earlier in the evening; there is no denying that winter is on its way.
Then at nine, the power went off; I hadn’t been out for a couple of days so I hadn’t seen the warning signs from the electricity company . so no internet, no light but worst of all NO WATER; all our water comes from a well and arrives via an electric pump. So I wasn’t able to do several jobs in the garden that I’d planned as water was needed to irrigate re-positioned plants.
I had intended to pick some of the first Chrysanthemums for my vase today but no water for the vase!
So I’ll share instead the two vases I prepared for the weekend.
This is, again, the dahlia that came in a mixed pack of bulbs from Lidl, three years ago; it was so small and dried out that I didn’t expect it to survive let alone grow to produce so many flowers each year.
The watering system to the Asparagus bed has been working much better this summer and I can hardly believe all the growth on the plants. Plenty to use for vases and hopefully providing energy to the crowns so that they produce a big crop next year – and to think I was about to pull them all out 18 months ago!
The creamy daisy was given to me by a ‘friend’ who didn’t warn me of its thuggish tendencies. It spreads by underground runners and is trying to take over one end of the cut flower border in the vegetable garden. I thought I’d managed to remove it all last year, but no!!! Of course if it wasn’t getting irrigated it might not be so much of a problem.
I added a few stems of Verbena bonariensis for a little contrast.
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden is away this week, but as ever she has still posted, do visit to see vases from around the globe.
Oh, and the power came back on at 3pm. It was also positively cool today with the sun not warming up until the afternoon.