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.
Temperatures have been in the mid to high 20’s°C during the day, but cooler in the mornings, evenings and at night. During the day, short-sleeved cotton shirts have been comfortable; in the evening something over the arms is necessary but the heating is still off and we’ve only lit one fire and that proved to be too warm so we didn’t keep it burning.
It was hard to take the photographs this afternoon as the sun is very bright.
All the Chrysanthemums were bought as pot plants and had obviously been treated with some kind of growth hormone to make them short and full of flower in their pots; some of the plants are 3 years old (I took basal cuttings from all the varieties) and this year, suddenly they are all growing tall; one must be almost 5 feet tall.
What plants or views are giving you pleasure this week?