My local farm shop Cherry Gardens Farm sells cut flowers and has two fabulous rows thick with zinnias. Some of the flowers are fading, but there's still so much bold colour and texture. The centres of the plants look like exotic gateaux. I definitely need more zinnias in my life.
There's a scarecrow festival going on further up the lane: a darlek stands guard outside one house, a blow-up doll sits in a bath sipping champagne outside another and Dolly Parton pumps out her songs to entertain them. In the middle of it all is a scarecrow being carried off by a crow. There's something slightly sinister about this one, or is it just me?
I'm joining in with this week's How Does Your Garden Grow?