Not much to do in the garden this weekend – we are more or less at that point in the year when just a little weeding and deadheading is needed, and we can sit back and enjoy the view. So I did a little weeding and deadheading, along with removing some of the extraneous foliage from the tomatoes to encourage them to put their energy into the fruit. I also removed one of our two hollyhocks, which had been looking sorry for itself for a few weeks – then we found out it had hollyhock rust, so it had to go.
There seem to be flowers everywhere and bees enjoying them – lurching happily from bloom to bloom as though they can’t believe their luck.
A couple of quick pics of the tomato plants after their trim. Three plants each of Shirley and Sungold. We have been picking the Sungold for a week or two, and you can see how much more there is to come.
Sungold is a cherry variety, very small and intensely sweet. Today’s haul, including a few strawberries:
The strawberries are a wild variety and are quite small but very tasty. But usually only a few ripen each day and they don’t keep well, so we just have to eat them straight away.
And one last happy bee on the phacelia.