I haven't blogged about our garden and gardening recently so I thought I would do an update today. We've been enjoying these September days close to home as the weather has been calm and mellow even though there has been a nip in the air in the mornings and evenings. Sometimes it's nice to chill out at home, especially as I have a pile of library books to read and Mr P is still busy with his woodworking (making planters), trimming the leaves from the tomatoes that are ripening in the covered yard and generally pottering in the vegetable plot gathering a few of the vegetables now and again. No doubt we'll take a drive out when we feel in the mood as there are several places I'd like to go and see whilst the weather is fine.
Here are a few collages of what is happening in the garden this month. It's amazing how many summer flowers are still blooming.
The little solar powered fountain makes a pleasant sound when the sun is shining.
The apples and pears have survived the days when we've had windy weather, but still are unripe. Broccoli, sweet corn and beans are welcome additions to an evening meal or soup.
The hanging basket of strawberry plants our granddaughter gave us flowered and recently produced a few strawberries that were appreciated as a little snack with some chocolate chip biscotti.
Here are some of the different varieties of tomato still ripening outside and in the conservatory/yard and plenty have been bottled.
We brought the bistro table and chairs into the covered yard. I need to get covers for them for when it rains and we have had some showers and rain during the night. However, the table is useful and the chairs provide extra seating if anyone comes by for a coffee or cup of tea. The other end of the covered yard is where I usually sit and read.
Thank you for your visit. I hope all is well with you. I'll catch up with your news soon.