Today’s main job was deadheading. For which there is no straightforward German word. More than a bucket full went to the compost heap.

The random wildflower from Ted X has now opened into a random yellow flower (Edit: it’s corn parsley!). The poppies in Bed 1 had a good day today. I assume they’ll seed down and be there forever now too.

The runner beans have lots of ladybird larvae and I also found a bunch of shield bug eggs with newly-hatched instars. They apparently eat a little sap from the plant, but will neither hurt the plant nor help out with the blackfly.

Having been fed, the French beans are now bucking up a bit and the beans are coming.