Yellow Oxalis, Sleeping Beauty (Oxalis corniculata)
"A fairly common garden weed that ought to be welcome for its ability to cover the ground in interesting reddish leaves and bright yellow trumpet flowers. Spreads rapidly, grows anywhere. Very difficult to get rid of, with tiny tubers and lots of seeds."
Also during the week when the full water butt was in shade I washed all the flower pots that had been used this year - and I reckon some from last year too. Job done.
Just one swim during the week, but only two people booked in for the slow half so we were able to go up and down, rather than round and round. (Last Saturday I had half the pool to myself!) I keep hoping it's not going to get much busier and so far so good, although that's not much help for the finances of Everyone Active - the company who run the pool and the job security of the staff.
This week I'm grateful for
- Sunny September days
- The letter from the NHS saying no problems seen on the mammogram
Tomorrow BiL Andrew is coming with tractor and topper/mower to cut down some of the very weedy bits of the meadow. Don't believe everything you read about the new buzz word............Re-Wilding! What actually happens when you leave a plot to "go back to nature" is that after a few years you get brambles.........not wonderful wild flowers and Silver Birch trees which is what is supposed to happen. It's true we had orchids here that have never been seen here before, but they too are soon crowded out by bigger, hardier stuff. It needs a bit of management.