Taste of summer
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.