When I got home this evening I noticed that the phacelia was starting to look the worse for wear. In other words, it was time to chop it down and add it to the compost bin. At least some of it.
I couldn’t bear to get rid of all the pretty purple flowers, so some of the phacelia remains. At the same time, it self-seeds so readily, I doubt this is the only time I will these flowers in 2015.
In any case, even though it might be a sad moment from the point of view of losing some purple, I have gained some deep red. My Ruby Anniversary has produced its first flower for this year.
Last year, I was getting flowers right up until Christmas, so fingers crossed for a beautiful year this time round. There is in the meantime another rose about to open…. They sneaked up on me! And are a nice surprise considering the day has ended in a rather gloomy fashion.