Purple ‘pom-poms’

My verbena bonariensis plants are fantastic!  The appear to float above the rest of the plants and catch the sunlight.  More flowers are appearing on side branches so they give quite a full effect.  Even my seedlings that went ‘sideways’ have now found a way upright and they too are starting to flower.

Verbena flowers

Fantastic display, can believe they have grown so tall so quickly!  Must grow again from seed next year.  I wonder if I can keep seeds from these plants too??

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Evening…

Outside this evening to check on progress.  Tomatoes are looking a bit tatty, realize that small caterpillars have been eating the leaves!  That explains why some of the leaves look a bit like green lace… Hmm didn’t know that there were caterpillars who fed on these.  Must pay more attention.

The seed heads of the Nigella look fantastic!  Almost as lovely as the flowers…

Nigella seedhead

Verbena bonariensis is looking fine, more flowers appearing and look like purple pom-poms floating in mid air.

Verbena flowers

Golden bamboo is spreading out again, must make a note to cut it back again at the weekend.