The weather has changed; there is now only a few hours in the afternoon when it is warm and pleasant; in the mornings there is a nip in the air. The light has changed. There is even a little autumn colour in the garden caused by the warmish days and cold nights. Continue reading
As always Monday brings the opportunity to create a vase from flowers in our own gardens. I am lucky that on this last Monday in October there is still plenty of choice for my vases and enough for bouquets to give as gifts. Continue reading
It has been an odd day. To begin, when I opened the shutters this morning when I got up, it was pretty much still dark – when did that happen?!!! The clocks change here next Sunday which will mean that it is lighter, earlier at least for a while, but the down side is that it will be dark earlier in the evening; there is no denying that winter is on its way.
Then at nine, the power went off; I hadn’t been out for a couple of days so I hadn’t seen the warning signs from the electricity company . so no internet, no light but worst of all NO WATER; all our water comes from a well and arrives via an electric pump. So I wasn’t able to do several jobs in the garden that I’d planned as water was needed to irrigate re-positioned plants. Continue reading
October has been the most glorious month (so far, as we have been promised storms and rain from Sunday). I am now sure that autumn is my favourite season. The gardens comes back to life (literally) after the furnace that is summer; Early September saw some lovely rain but October has been dry. Continue reading
The overall view hasn’t changed much but I have begun moving plants out of the bed and finding them new homes (that takes more time than planting new plants.
As there isn’t very much to show in the weekly view I thought I’d share with you some of the other views I’m enjoying this week and show you some of the dishes I’m making with the produce from the garden.
I’m not sure if Cathy at Words and Herbs is posting her view this week but it would be worth checking as she has some great autumn colour from her Acer.
I’m preparing my ‘In a vase on Monday’ post on Sunday as I have an early dental appointment tomorrow and I wanted some lovely flowers to come home to. Continue reading
Cathy of Rambling in the garden challenges us each Monday to pick flowers from our gardens to place in a vase to enjoy in our homes. It is also a very accurate way of seeing what is flowering well each week as only the most prolific blooms will be picked from the garden or from the beds many of us have decided to dedicate to cut flowers. Continue reading