It’s all about petunias and hardy fuchsias in our garden at the minute. I am particularly in love with the double fuchsias. Just gorgeous. And they’re a hardy variety too!
I have mentioned that I am a novice gardener, right?
I went outside earlier this week and saw that my deadheading wasn’t having it’s usual restorative effect on the petunias. In fact some have just flopped! My first thought? Watering. I’ve clearly not been watering them enough and they are thirsty… but then I remembered that it has rained this week and noticed that actually, some of the new petunia flowers are coming out in much smaller sized flowers than they used to be…
Then it occurred to me – yes, 3 months of reading weekly editions of Gardening News and a collection of the charity shop’s finest from the gardening section clearly prepared me well –
‘THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OUR FIRST FROST, SUMMER IS OVER!’
And so before it all disappears, here are some pics from my courtyard garden in the side return.
Summer bedding, class of 2014: