September is languidly sliding along with its customary mix of grandeur and dishevelment.
Another weekend of enthusiastic sunshine coaxed some of the daffodils in the back garden into flower, joining the chorus lines out the front.
In the greenhouse, the tomatoes have long since reached the sloping glass roof and most have been trimmed back, to ensure that their energy goes into setting and ripening fruit on the many trusses all the way up their stems rather than in trying to break out of the glass.
Hosted by Wordless Wednesday.
This month I’m finally taking the plunge, and joining the EOMV hosted by Helen to track the (hopefully rapid) changes in our garden now that we have the makings of our first partial ornamental borders.
After the long dry April, the showers finally arrived towards the end of last week, slaking the parched ground. The weekend fluctuated between sunshine and showers; some of which sent us running for temporary shelter, and others we shrugged off as we resumed work on the kitchen garden.
Things have been hotting up here. The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and the garden is a hive of activity.
Autumn is firmly in the air now. I snatched the opportunity for a few snapshots from the bottom of our garden early one morning this week; the sun rising above the translucent morning mists which still lingered in the valley below. A nice seasonal update to my header above I think!
Things are certainly heating up in the greenhouse. We have been picking red cherry tomatoes as they ripen at the top of each long truss on our ‘Sakura F1’ tomatoes and on the bunches of bigger ‘Shirley F1’ tomatoes.
Last night we noticed that the lower leaves on many of our greenhouse tomato plants are showing discolouration and mottling. Fearing tomato blight, we’ve searched the interweb for confirmation, but the pattern doesn’t seem to match tomato blight, either early or late. Some picture matches seem to suggest that it could be tomato mozaic virus, …