Earlier in the year I was well enough to tackle several areas of badly neglected ground elder and other weeds, thus leaving some rather bare soil. Bare soil is not part of our gardening schemes and reluctant to plant up with perennials, I decided to plant out the Dahlias around the edge of the front bed. It proved successful and when I remove them for overwintering it will enable me to have another good weed.
There has been no shortage of bees in our garden this year. I did see a pink one but didn't get my camera in time to photograph. He/she was collecting pollen from a pink Lavatera and the pink pollen made the bee look pink.
The ground elder gets it's roots under the pavers and so around the edge of this bed was rather overgrown. Yes I know we could lift the pavers but such a task and they never go down as well. One day I will get the systemic weed killer on the ground elder but have probably missed my opportunity for this year.