After not really doing much in the garden for some time, I ventured out this morning to check things over. Did a bit of weeding and deadheading, and attempted to get the bindweed back under control. Most things are flourishing, and the path down one side is now completely impassable.
Despite the bindweed, most plants on the bank are still doing well:
The long stemmed plants with yellow flowers are coreopsis, which have made a serious bid for dominance this year.
Also flowering well:
The asters get a special mention as they are just coming into flower. We haven’t had any for the last couple of years, but this year we have, and I’m so pleased – I love their bright candy-like colours.
And the insect life is also good – lots of bees, and I snapped a picture of this little guy on a coreopsis, so intent on feeding that he never moved: