This has been growing quietly underneath the tomatoes for a while, but has now been added to the rubbish sack – not going to try eating this!

After weeding the angelonia bed, the main job was working more on the ledge. I’ve dug up more daisies and dandelions and made spaces among all the aquilegia that is suddenly so big. I can see things like grass now coming up and getting sunlight, so this is clearly going to be a rolling job. What I can’t tell, is whether any purple bell vine has survived. I’m concerned that a couple might be in among the weeds, at risk of being pulled up.

With all the nettles and bindweed that comes through, I’m also wondering if something like a reed screen would be helpful, not full height, just about a foot at the bottom..

The chard and bean bed looks great now. The chard has suddenly perked up and the beans are having a second go.

The physalis is also suddenly much bigger and the fruits are growing and dropping to the ground, but not really then maturing beyond that.

The dahlias and asters are also really good now. I’ll have to find out when to dig up the dahlia tubers for next year. The asters are annuals, but I might do them again, as they’re great cut flowers.

The ginger mint is flourishing, which is such a contrast to its measly spring beginnings, when it was just meandering rhizomes that kept getting dug up when weeding.

The quinoa is just about supporting itself, but looks a bit of a state. More than a couple seem to be turning red, which is surprising, so there’s still a bit of mystery to the whole thing.

I took home 4 reasonable windfalls for testing. Still lots on the tree, some big, some small, some with signs of damage, some with model looks.