Monday, July 18, 2016
Garden Progress Report
A lot has happened in the garden during the two weeks I was in Florida. For one thing, the hydrangeas have exploded!
The ragwort, that mystery plant that appeared this spring in the middle of our roses, is also blooming. I saw quite a bit of it along the train tracks when I was coming back into town from Gatwick Airport yesterday morning. Still no sign of any cinnabar moths, though.
The thistle that I moved from the front of the house is blooming, too.
And our speedwell, which we planted a couple of years ago, came up from the roots and is now flowering.
We've also got flower spikes on our red-hot pokers (including one that a snail gnawed through -- argh!) and the butterfly bushes (buddleia) are all in bloom. Dave has planted some marigolds and the cosmos that I saved is doing well, too.
All is right with the world, at least in Olga's mind.