So wrote Leonard Meager, in his book The New Art of Gardening in 1697
I returned from a month long trip last week and my garden had certainly taken on an air of neglect. The new bed in the English Garden has taken on the cottage garden look. Somewhere lurking under the blanket flowers and cosmos is a Philippine Violet I planted in the spring.
The patti pan squash are the size of dinner plates but despite the heat and lack of rain there is a good crop of beans and tomatoes and once the overgrown squash were removed they started to produce again. A few hours of work in the early morning and I hope to have it whipped into shape.