Posted: 08/09/2012 at 09:34
Not a pic from my garden, but this is the helenium that I grow - Sahin's Early Flowerer. It has a very long flowering season (which is extended by regular deadheading), and has been divided numerous times. I've tried others, for some reason the slugs devour them but don't touch the Sahin. It's also very tolerant of my very dry soil.
Bloke sent lad with pickaxe round yesterday afternoon to hoick out the stump of a spirea arguta. Am off in the garden shortly to play with the bomb crater which its removal has left.
Just watched a squirrel sneak into the garden, before it was chased out again by the neighbour's cat.