The toils of the weekend transformed my untidy back border from this...
...to this neater version.
I have planted out all my seedlings from the greenhouse and sowed some seeds directly into the soil. I'm probably a bit late, but better late than never... I took this photo before the final touch of a small green wire fence to keep the dogs and chickens off. Do you see one of my beautiful alliums strewn on the lawn? That's mad dogs for you. I could cry.
Here's a photo of that wonderful orange iris, the one that got battered in the rain last week. It just about survived. I love the furry-looking tongue - it's like a brightly coloured caterpillar looking for a place to hide.