welcome to my little suburban oasis, filled with flowers,fruit trees and vegetables

Monday, 28 September 2015

Autumn flowers

kaffir lily
 We've passed the equinox so there's no denying that it's now autumn but for the past few days the sun has been out and the days almost as warm as in summer, so, along with 'proper' autumnal flowers - michaelmas daisies and kaffir lilies, some summer ones are having an extended flowering season

michaelmas daisies + verbena

hardy fuchsia

one last rose
sweetpea buds

welsh poppy


another hardy fuchsia




but along with all these, the winter jasmine is starting to flower! Almost four seasons at once.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Buddleias and butterflies

I pruned the buddleia quite severely in spring, and it's flowered a little later than usual. The flower heads seem larger though - more of a proper size, rather than tiny clumps - and with the few sunny days we've had this last week the butterflies are gathering round it.

Monday, 14 September 2015

A Quiet Sunday - perhaps...

After a gap of more than a week, we spent yesterday 'morning' at the allotment - and came home about 4 o'clock laden down with runner beans, tomatoes, courgettes, borlotto/cannellini/kidney beans, apples, pears, rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, half a dozen plums, peppers, chillies, tiny cabbages and cauliflowers, potatoes, broccoli, radishes, blackberries, raspberries......

 Now I just have to work out some menus for the week to eat it all up!