A last hurrah from my sweetpeas, whose flowering has slowed considerably since my recent week-long absence from home as I was not able to keep picking the flowers to keep the rest coming. Having ceased in the production of flowers, the sweetpeas have now turned their attention to the doubtless entertaining past-time of bringing their obelisk and themselves crashing to the ground. My attempts to right this swaying, drunken vessel by pushing the two airborne front legs back into the ground are no longer having any effect: it just won’t stay upright at all. The impending cataclysm is currently thwarted only by a steely thicket of very tall Salvia ‘Amistad’, and a piece of brown string linking the obelisk to a nearby washing-line pole. After today’s haircut I have hopefully redressed the odds in favour of the obelisk, but with strong winds forecast the race could be anyone’s.
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and I do recommend visiting her page to see her vase (full of autumn colour), as well as links to many other vases created by garden bloggers across the world today.