Aug 252017

Calamagrostis x actuiflora ‘Karl Foerster’



Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’



Salvia forskaohlei



Sisyrincium striatum



Inula Magnifica


The weather has been dry and warm this week, which is welcome. The dryness has meant that I’ve had to water the celeriac, it’s a thirsty plant and I hope that with a warm September and good irrigation that its roots will swell!

We’ve cut the Alchemillia in both the apple walks, so it’s only really the Alchemillia on the Hornbeam walk that remains. Most of the tomato plants look like they’ve got a fungal infection, perhaps blight. I’m trying to cut off the worst of the infected areas and hoping that the remaining fruit will ripen. I wonder if the infection is caused by overly rigorous pruning on my part, the greater the number of wounds leading to more entry points for disease, next year I’ll maybe allow them to have more side branches. The Aubergine harvest has started and the prolific cucumbers are reaching the end of their life, although some of the side shoots look healthy, perhaps it’s worth trying to train them to see if we can extend the season?

Every month I’m selecting 5 plants of interest in the garden; plants that look good for that month. I was a bit late on getting the current batch up, but they are as follows: Calamagrostis x actuiflora ‘Karl Foerster’, Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’, Salvia forskaohlei, Sisyrincium striatum and Inula Magnifica. There are pictures of them up on facebook, the diary post and on the notice board at the garden.


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