The vase this week is really just one flower, a gigantic Dahlia, with some Cosmos and Artemisa foliage for support and a few Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish’ flowers to echo the colour. The Dahlia had fallen right over and the bloom was at a strange angle so I wrapped some soft green garden wire around it to hold it up. I think this is supposed to be Akita, so I assume that the twisty petals are a result of having fallen over rather than by design.
Despite the hot weather, the wind came up as I went to take my photos, so I moved into the greenhouse. I wasn’t happy with the photo but it was just too hot to spend more time. I picked some Sweet Peas as well for another tiny vase, and decided to leave a few on and start setting some seed for next year
Tomatoes and potatoes, beans and zucchinis are all starting to come in droves, and the kumaras are already being attacked by pheasants and needing protection, so it’s been a busy weekend. I also received my Flow Hive, and started a new bit of garden next to its location. I’ll post a photo later in the week.