What with being away last weekend and a very busy time at work just now, along with the usual family stuff, I’m falling behind a lot in the garden and allotment. Still, I got out for a wee while on Saturday morning to do a bit of tidying up and snap some pictures for Six on Saturday (but not enough time to actual do a SoS post). I was struck by all the flowers still in bloom and so collected up a bunch of miscellaneous beauties to stick in a vase and take over on my weekly visit to my Mum.
I’m definitely not a flower arranger but I chose these because of the blue and purple theme: sweet peas still doing very well and sweetly scented, borage, a gorgeous dark purple salvia, some purple verbena, the monster white cosmos and some self seeded phacelia. I took them over to my Mum’s adding some pink Benjamin Britten roses.
She was delighted and the scent from the sweet peas should fill her little flat for a few days a least. The fruit and veg in the garden are still doing well too, with this little harvest on Saturday: still loads of apples, a few runner beans, cucumbers, a single tiny courgette, a chilli and a handful of autumn raspberries.
The apples there are mostly the Howgate Wonders but the Red Falstaffs are now reddening up rather beautifully:
The chillies have been doing well still out in the seed palace:
Probably the most exciting thing for me was a tiny acorn, growing on my twenty year old oak tree:
It produced a couple of tiny acorns last year but this really looks like the real thing.