Back from Paris and there's loads to do at home in the garden. I planted three plum trees a few years ago, one died, but the other two are groaning with fruit, so we've been eating them as fast as we can, giving them to friends and I've made pots and pots of chutney to go with cheesy baked potatoes in the winter months. The phlox and agapanthus on the south side of the house are a great combination and the agapanthus cast arty shadows against the cream paint.
I've had such fun watching the tiny pumpkin plant I bought from The Walled Nursery grow: I didn't know what to expect, but this thing has taken over my vegetable patch with the vines growing over the potatoes and up the runner beans. I'm like a child growing a sunflower, as I watch the pumpkin putting on growth every day and it is now turning a brilliant orange. I planted a pot of baby sunflower seeds in the spring and these have thrived and loved the hot sunny weather - last week averaging 30 degrees in the shade. For this week's How Does Your Garden Grow?