A few days ago, I thought about keeping the remaining outdoor chilli plant to see what happened. Well, between the wind and the rain and the cooler nighttime temperatures, it was starting to shrivel. So now I know!
The good news is that the compost it had been growing in could now be put a new purpose: fertilising the rhubarb.
I’d firmly recommend keeping nettles that are growing anywhere near plants that attract aphids, if my experience is anything to go by. Besides, even if I’ve got it all wrong, nettles are a delicacy I have discovered this year and will no doubt have the chance to indulge in next.
On the other hand, I’m finding it hard to praise the crocosmia. I can’t eat them and I don’t even like the orange colour too much.
The featured bush was never intended. Looking back at photos of the original garden, there was a bush in this spot, so no doubt I didn’t manage to dig out all the corms. I wonder if there will be more success this time round?!