There has been enough rain today to fill the tanks to overflowing, no doubt there will be some damage as at times it was hard enough to hurt. Hopefully it will have penetrated deep into the ground ensuring that if we have another spell of warm weather the plants will have a buffer against the drought. I am ever the optimist.
The agapanthus are just coming into their own, a little later than most years and all the more welcome for it. We have several varieties, ranging from the deep dark and deciduous A. “Windlebrook” to the white-flowered evergreen A. africanus “Albus”. On the Mediterranean Bed these have become a mish mash, they have abundantly self-seeded and (I blush) we throw many seedlings away. Anyone who has dug up established agapanthus will appreciate that for an easy life it is best to remove or relocate before the fleshy roots make themselves at home. Left too long they will hold onto the ground for dear life and a spade and brute force is the only option. The less stress version is to get them early. Old age and cunning.