Monday 3 October 2022

Border troubles

With the Summer drought it was a challenge trying to keep the long border going this year. This was its second year and it did not meet the expectations of at least matching its inaugural year, even with regular watering.


Flowers went over more quickly than usual and it was difficult to keep up with the dead-heading which is usually needed to prolong flowering periods. There were too many days when the sun blazed so hot that wilting, scorching and running to seed overcame many plants. 

Some of the tender annuals did well and the late Summer/early Autumn flowers, also, after some rain and cooler weather eventually arrived. With the border in rapid decline there are still flowers to pick for the house. 

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