Taste of sum­mer

Landscape (UK) - - Landscape -

Wa­ter­ing will be a bit of a chore over the next few weeks as roots have now filled their pots, and plants are suck­ing up vast amounts of wa­ter. When it’s sunny, a large Dahlia im­pe­ri­alis takes up more than 2 gal­lons a day. From July on­wards, I will be treat­ing my­self to freshly-dug pota­toes with a bit of but­ter or may­on­naise. An­other treat is cut­ting a few of the old roses to en­joy their scent up close. Also, as flow­ers go over, I’ll be dead­head­ing and tidy­ing, par­tic­u­larly re­peat flow­er­ers, such as vivid pink, highly-scented ‘Madame Isaac Péreire’.

Dig­ging up pota­toes to en­joy as a sum­mer treat.

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