It is a big week for the cone flowers. Despite having pulled them out by the hundreds this year they are still growing all over the place.
These ones are growing in the pathway behind the pool and are such a pretty clump I can't bring myself to pull them out. My big weakness.
However, this week there was plenty of pulling out. The peas came out, and along the cucumber trellis the sweet peas and the cross vine. I don't think May dreams believed me when I said "after it flowers" which are words I often use. I pulled out the peas and David got the job of the cross vine and the lantana growing at its foot! This vine had completely covered the greenhouse, which, I have to say made for a much more pleasant interior during the summer. We will be back to melted plastic containers again this year.
I also decided to get rid of all the alyssum. It harbors the harlequin bug and I am tired of squashing them.
The pomegranates are really growing quickly. The flowering this year has just been beyond all expectations and I was beginning to worry about how many I was going to get. Nature has saved me the job of culling, as many have fallen to the ground. What a relief.
Here's the Meyer lemon doing the same thing. Such a pity as those lemons are the most wonderful of all the lemon varieties. I could never have enough of these fruits.
Lemon curd, just like my grandma used to make.