I’m pleased to report that there has been rain! The garden is relieved and I am beginning to be able to think again as the temperatures dropped over the weekend by 10°C. It is back to hot during the day but now at least early mornings, evenings and at night are positively fresh. Tomorrow is Ferragosto, the Italian ‘unofficial’ end of summer! Now onto the flowers. Continue reading
Today has been cold and wet! So cold I decided it was time to do ‘the change of wardrobe’. I put away all the linen shirts and trousers and put cashmere jumpers into the draws and, (I can hardly believe this) I actually put one on and I’m not too hot. The weather continues with its strangeness. Continue reading
The temperatures have dropped, there has been rain, the cuttings beds continue to produce flowers and constantly surprise me with their generosity. Cathy asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own gardens or surroundings and every week I am surprised by the variety and beauty of the vases offered from bloggers from all over the world. What will you choose today? Continue reading
Some flowers seem to go on and on – I’m not complaining they will be the plants I grow again next year but it does mean that at the moment my vases are tending to be variations on a theme of Dahlia Magenta Star. Continue reading
I missed not being able to participate last week because I was spending a few days in the UK visiting family, but I enjoyed seeing all the vases although I was unable to comment on some as I only had my iPad with me and commenting on non WordPress sites was impossible.
Before I left I cut all the flowers from the sunflowers and Dahlias so they would have a chance to produce more flowers for my return home. They didn’t let me down. Continue reading