Nor verbascums, and other mystery plants. I have to strim carefully as there are some wonderful carpets of flowering thyme underneath the drying plant matter.
Plus a lot of the new growth in the forest. I have thwacked the monnaie de pape – the silver dollar flowers which have now dried and are about to spread their seed all over the shady oak forest. I just gave things a helping hand. Lunaria? I can’t remember the latin name (blame it on a fried brain from the heat and the hot work).
The one good thing about the forest was it was cool and shaded. I didn’t start early enough today. But I stopped around lunchtime. And boy did I stop.
I made an apricot and almond, and a jostaberry. It was mad using the oven as it’s still hot here. But they are delicious and freeze well. So that’s a job done.
I must try and get down there and tame it slightly. It’s a disgrace.