Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:32
I think Verdun is scared to admit that even here in Cornwall it is getting a bit A*******l.
I thought we gardeners could be winding down now but there seems to be more to do than ever. The dahlias and cosmos are still flowering their socks off so I'm deadheading dayly to keep them going as long as possible.
I'm thrilled to find buds coming on the cobaeas that I sowed earlier this year so I hope the weather doesn't turn too cold so they can open. Some posted that they wouldn't grow them again as they never flowered so fingers crossed.
One of my chickens is broody and my grandson has brought six fertile duck eggs for her. She is going to get a shock if they hatch. It takes 28 days so she is going to have a long wait. She is sitting tight and I have to lift her off the nest to feed and drink.
I hope Verdun arrives soon with his advice. He even got me into planting two helebores this year.