It’s all very gloom and doom outside as the rain comes down in sheets. At this time of the year, the plot is probably at it’s greyest and gloomiest.The abundance of summer seems such a long time ago. As the plot rests, we can cast our mind back to the splashes of colour that have filled the plot.
There are lots of roses on the plot. some established others less so. The lost label roses were new last year, and need another year or so to get going. Previous to that there were the posher roses, and these have really come into their own this year. Newcomer William Shakespeare 2000 sits slap bang in the middle of the plot, a sprawling mess of fuzzy red roses with lots of petals.
With the Big Sunflower Project sunflowers are planted on the plot. Some do not survive the slimers, but those that do, are a beautiful drop of sunshine. Are huge great big hyrdas in some cases, and you always end up with slighty dopey bumble bees floating around.
These are romping away, and will probably need potting up transplanting soon. They always grow rather quick, I had forgotten that!
Might even sown some more later in May perhaps. These will flourish for a long time if the weather conditions are okay. So it’s worth watching this carefully. These are large sunflowers and sunburst sunflowers.
Once more, I am participating in The Big Sunflower project. Have juggled around the 4TB to start and sink the seeds.
We have a 2 dozen of the single large sunflower, the giant type sown. As well as the same amount of sunburst. These are now sat in the 4TB, so we can observe closely if anything starts coming through.