As September draws to a close, the long border is still holding stubbornly on to summer, unperturbed by the recent heavy downpours. Advertisements
Sounding more like mythical beasts than the slender plant forms they describe, these common names are almost as splendid as their subjects.
This week has brought us a mixture of sunshine and heavy showers, sometimes both together. It could almost be April again.
The autumn equinox was everything a September day should be. The sun shone in a blue sky with a light breeze lifting the leaves on the trees and rippling gently through the garden.
This week saw our final tomato harvest, gathering the fruit that we had left to ripen on leafless cordons in the greenhouse, after our recent visit from blight.
Mid-September, and the borders are still blazing, with many of the same stalwarts continuing to shine, and a few newcomers joining the stage.
We’ve been rather lucky in the past week that our leave from work coincided with some of the best weather we’ve enjoyed for some time.
Taking advantage of a few days’ leave from work, I managed to squeeze in a visit to Dyffryn Gardens on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
With the arrival of a new cat (Faith), and inspired by a pattern I came upon online, I turned my hand to my first proper attempt at crochet, to make a ‘nest’ for her.