It's been a real wash out of a summer on the pt. The long, sunny evenings that normally make it so great to be there at this time of year have been virtually non-existent and the damp has meant that the weeds and slugs have had a field day.
Despite this it isn't all bad news because the cutting flowers have been glorious for the last couple of weeks. This is a bunch that I picked for my Aunt and Uncle last weekend. A mixture of rudbeckia and dahlias that are a common sight in bouquets. I also like to be a bit freestyle about what I pick so there are some things in there as well that are much less common - bronze fennel, garlic chives and artichoke leaves, amongst others. Basically, if I like the shape and colour and I've got enough to spare I'm happy to pick them and bring them into the house.