The nasturtiums and pansies in the tub of plants and bulbs that Lindsay gave us some while back have been flourishing gloriously for weeks now and have added a real splash of colour in our back yard.
The sunflower plants have been growing steadfastly upwards and I've been waiting patiently for the flowers themselves to arrive - finally I've been rewarded with the first happy sunflower - not your common or garden yellow, mind you (LOL) but this rich chocolatey-orange beauty ..... there are more flower heads starting to appear now and the other smaller "teddy bear" (I think they are) varieties are slowly starting to peek out too. I do love sunflowers - they are such happy-looking plants with their faces ever-turned toward the sun.
This week Graham has to go into hospital for a couple of days for a biopsy test and procedure, it doesn't sound particularly pleasant, but has to be done in order to find out exactly what we're dealing with and what treatments if any can be given. He's been suffering a lot more in the recent hot weather, so hopefully he'll feel a little better, breathe more easily, after this has been done. Fingers crossed anyway!