Today the rain has stopped!!! Yay! Finally!!! So taking advantage of that fact I nipped out just a few minutes ago and quickly too my camera round to see what I could find.
Although it isn't raining any more, it is colder than it has been. Don't let the pictures fool you! I had the heating on at full blast in the car this morning going to a meeting at work!
It turns out that there is still lots happening and lots to see, so I will take you on a little walk with me!
First off this beautiful little tiny pink rosebud. Isn't it gorgeous!
The grapes are now really ripe looking, so I am surprised that the birds haven't started eating them yet. Is it that the birds can't see them because of the leaves, are the grapes even sourer than usual, or perhaps they are saving them for later! Who knows. Certainly not me!
The little tiny yucca's are not so tiny any more and are growing really well now. I am so very pleased. The pot needs a good weed, but look how well they are growing!! Yay!
There are other splashes of colour around too, with some annuals still holding on in pots, sedums coming out and other things still flowering as they have all summer. It is amazing really.
I love this Verbena Bonariensis, I have two now, so I am hoping to add some more next year because they look so good and are obviously very happy growing in this border.
Some things have really surprised me, this fuchsia is doing so well after a very slow start - in fact I thought it was dead! - and the geraniums are still trying to flower. It hasn't been a good year for them at all. I will gather then up soon and pop them under the table that we will leave out over the winter. Last year I popped them into a small plastic greenhouse and while the greenhouse lasted well, the geraniums didn't. I will try a different approach this time and see what happens!
This cosmos is a surprise. It came from some seeds that came in one of your lovely giveaway's a couple of years ago I think - sorry, I can't remember who sent them seeds! Nothing happened before, and then all of a sudden this plant sprouted and is now doing its very best to flower. I hope it makes it.
The hostas are changing from green to yellow, so near the end of their season. They do add well to the autumn colours with their yellow leaves.
This geranium has hardly flowered at all, but I don't mind because I bought it for the colour of the leaves really. I do hope that this one survives. I know that I could take them indoors, but that would require me to actually have space to keep them indoors and sadly I don't so they have to take their chances outside!
So that is our little trip around the garden! Hope you enjoyed it and the fact that it wasn't raining!