Thursday, 18 September 2014

September in my Garden

I'm really enjoying this warm weather, and making the most of sitting in my garden and enjoying the last bit of Summer.  Obviously this is slightly forced on me as I can't drive at the moment.  Goodness I'd be even grumpier about it if the sun weren't shining!

I'm sure I've said before that I am always disappointed with my garden in August.  I come back from Spain, where the colours are vivid and the sunlight bright, and my garden never quite lives up to what I hoped.  There's just not enough colour, and I don't seem to be able to sort it out.  Bedding plants aren't really an option as we are often away for 3 or 4 weeks and that's a lot of watering for my poor dad! And I can't think of any wind tolerant perennials that flower late July and August.

But come September, there is a last dash of colour before Winter takes hold.  We start cutting things back, so those colourful plants have more room to show off too.

I thought I would share the colour that is around today, before the rain and storms which are forecast hit us tonight and tomorrow!  (Typical - I am due a day in London at the Handmade Fair tomorrow.  It's on at Hampton Court.  I promise I will rest lots too, but my friend and I had booked the tickets before I knew the date for my operation.  I can't wait - a whole day out.)

I have replanted my pots with winter pansies and violas so they are ready for the coming few months.

Apples a plenty!  I can't remember the last time we had a crop like this.  Plenty for me, and the birds, wasps and rabbits!  And a few more too!!!

Bees working hard.

And pretty colour.

Autumnal colour

Thanks for walking round my garden with me - it's getting a bit boring being here on my own!  2 weeks today, and I should be able to drive again.  Plenty of friends have visited and taken me out, but the freedom of just popping out should not be under-estimated!



  1. It was a lovely walk around the garden, mine is looking a little sad and bedraggled at the moment and could do with a bit of colour.

  2. Hi, your garden wonderful, especially flowers... I have garden but very new. I'll to follow your garden

  3. Wow, beautiful flowers, your garden is doing really well. I especially like that pale rose, it's exquisite. I hope you have a lovely time at the show. At least you won't need to do any watering when you get back. CJ xx

  4. Hi Sarah, thank you for your understanding and supportive comment over at mine. I'm feeling less stressed about the school situation thanks to kind comments which helped me see that others feel the same and as you say ...there's nothing that can't be re-taken.
    Hope you have a wonderful time today and your foot holds up well.
    Jacquie x

  5. Still lots of colour in your garden, the bees are really loving the sedum aren't they :) xxx

  6. Hi Sara, I'm back! You might have been disappointed in your August colour, but it looks as though the garden is doing very well in September!!! xx

  7. Wonderful colour, your garden is looking way better than mine!