I couldn't resist taking photos of these zinnias which are just coming into bloom.
I have grown them from seed and love their bright but chalky colours. They have lots of buds so I hope to have many more flowers to enjoy.
This clump of verbena is one of last years babies and looking quite grown up now. I love it and have some in the front garden too. If they all set seed we shall have to rename the house - Verbena something or other. Jungle comes to mind especially if I get engrossed in a textile project!
I have been waiting for the plant in the centre above, to grow enough to identify it. Goody goody, I'm sure it is a foxglove, but I didn't plant it and it is too close to the lawn but I will get the blame!
There is another one to the left of that nice little clump of hardy geranium - they are all self sets and will all have to be moved further back. I'll wait until the ground is nice and wet and dig nice big holes for them so they won't know they've been moved.
I see that the weeds are doing well with all the warmth and rain we have had. I have been catching up indoors for a couple of days and reorganised my workroom today. I always say I can't work when it's messy but when it looks neat and tidy I am reluctant to muck it up again! I have too many ideas buzzing round my head to settle on any particular one. Probably just as well, as there is still a lot to do outside and I am determined to get the garden 'put to bed' properly this winter.