Aconitum napellus has bloomed in the nick of time: the first Priory frost can only be a few days away.
I’m flying off to Spain for a few days paddling, frolicking and general misbehaviour. But before I go, I’ll just mention that the Royal Horticultural Society is holding a new blogging competition. Four judges have selected ten finalists from 320 entries but the overall winner will be chosen by public vote. You can see the finalists and vote for your favourite entry HERE.
(I wouldn’t mind at all if you chose to vote for my entry, ‘Poppies on the Downs‘). Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 20th October. Good luck to all the entrants.
(I’ve received some queries regarding the voting system on the RHS site and a couple of messages from readers who haven’t been able to vote. If you have any problems, you can bypass the vote buttons altogether and simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of your nomination in the subject line).