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.
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!