Sunday, July 28, 2013
We Need Some Sun
It has been another rainy week. The rain barrels are full. The potato patch is completely saturated and we're on the verge of losing our third potato plant. We dug up the potatoes from the first two that died and managed to get 5 or 6 potatoes. A few had to be composted because they were rotting. Usually by late July, we are well into drought conditions and water usage restrictions have been imposed on the town. What a wet summer. I can't remember the last time we had a solid week of sunshine.
Two of the dahlias have finally bloomed. I love the orange one!
The purple dahlia is allllmost open.
A few pink lavatera (rose mallow) buds have formed. Notice the cabbage moth hanging out on a leaf in the first picture!
Rogue potatoes growing out the side of our compost bins. Butter emerged from nowhere to supervise.
The first sunflower (rogue, in the potato patch) is starting to open.
Butters snacking on some grass beside the cabbages. (Summer savoury is growing in the little plastic container beside the cabbage. It is one of the herbs that is supposed to deter cabbage moths).