Today, it has been shockingly cold and dismal. On a gardening forum on Facebook, one woman was getting her husband to put fleece round the courgettes and beans…..
I don’t blame her. I nearly did the same, as my courgettes and beans are suffering, too. It is a small consolation that it might actually be the awful start to summer we are experiencing and not my gardening skills which are the reason behind the current lack of fruitfulness. Not that I was expecting any fruit right now!
And there is a saving grace in this story of gloom. In the form of a yellow flower. I had never seen it before and I therefore didn’t plant it. However, when I was weeding the other day, before the buds started to burst open, I decided to leave it – out of curiosity.
The curiosity paid off I think. This little visitor is most welcome, whatever it is. With its open flower, I think it will be attractive for bees, who in spite of the chill, seem to enjoy the pollen on offer elsewhere in the garden, nonetheless. And I will enjoy it for as long as it lasts.