AN AUTUMNAL FEEL IN THE AIR
In these quiet days of late summer there is a distinct autumnal feel in the air as wayside fruits of blackberry, sloe and elderberry ripen in the hedgerow. Farmers are busy, particularly on good weather days working well until dusk, when the heady scent of their freshly cut hay fills the air. Mornings have a fresher feel about them, mists linger and grass is soaked with morning dew.
My garden called out for a tidy up at the weekend, It hasn’t really recovered from the untimely neglect it suffered during the summer. Nevertheless, I try to look for beauty that is still there and enjoy!
The tree fern produced nicely proportioned fronds this year and the cordoon grew to an unprecedented height of about 8 ft. sporting beautiful thistle heads which the bees adore.
As you’ll see, I have to keep an eye on the bird bath to ensure its topped up with water, George has taken a liking to curling up in it for a nap.
The most impressive display of lilies bloomed whilst I was in hospital, but I always keep a couple of pots back in a cooler shadier part of the garden, this enables me to bring them out for a later display of colour. Their perfume has been exquisite.
I am eager to increase my stock of roses for next year, so, thanks to John, who cleared out a bed beside the driveway, I have managed to reclaim enough ground to add just a few more. The difficult job is going to be choosing which ones to buy.
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