I managed a little work before church this morning, pruning more diseased blooms off the white oleander and applying another round of neem oil. I trimmed spent stalks off the second fortnight lily walking in from the driveway.
Yesterday evening I saw lantana blooms appearing in the middle of the lavender. I pruned back both plants and found a manifold between them. In my pruning enthusiasm I severed an irrigation feeder and and had to install a connector. I will need to watch the silver and gold euonymus and cherry salvia that the reconnected feeder appears to service.
The French lavender is now well established and has a wonderful scent, a terrific addition to the olfactory garden.
The tenants must have been moving cows to another pasture, quite a ruckus this morning. Apparently I am not the only one to take advantage of the cool early mornings.
The sunflowers continue to thrive, and I continue to work the spent flowers into the ground on the back slope.