In The Land of the Red Weed
A bug's eye view of the sedum carpet. I was a bit concerned that the bees were flying over it to get to the chive flowers beyond, but yesterday the sedum flowers really started opening in numbers, and the bees were definitely enjoying them. So that's good.
My fig cutting that I took from our Cornwall fig (the one that was originally a 50p label fell off special from a garden centre bargain area) lost all its leaves when I planted it out here this spring. Probably too early, since the poor thing had been indoors over the winter and was not accustomed to wild winds from the sea. But it has now regrouped and is leafing up again. I doubt I shall get a fig from it this year, but maybe next, now it's getting used to the place.