Here is what will probably be the last look at our garden for this year. These photographs have been taken over the last few weeks, but the first was taken some time ago. I had gone up to our bedroom to pack for a holiday and when I saw the neighbour's cat admiring our garden, I just had to get my camera out and capture the scene.
and by the front door a hydrangea.
Now round in the back garden let's start with a dahlia, which this year has been in the raised bed to the left of where the cat was sitting.
While to the right of the brick wall a buddleia or butterfly bush grows.
Then we'll turn back towards the cottage to see the black hollyhock that enjoys a sunny position against the rear wall.
From there we shall take a walk around the back garden starting with this fuscia.
Next is this perennial sweet pea which is situated at the back of the shrubbery bed.
After that comes a trellis with this clematis growing up it.
Turning the corner we come across an orange day lily or hemerocallis.
Moving down the garden it looks as if we are going to have a good crop of cooking apples this year.
And finally in the back garden we have a gladioli in the white bed.
I have had to give up on the idea of getting on top of the garden this year. The weather has been against me. So I am giving myself another year to achieve that objective. Now it is time to start thinking about dividing perennials and moving them and shrubs while the soil is still warm. Then it will be a matter of getting the garden ready for Winter.
Tomorrow we are going away. Bad timing I know. Downton Abbey starts tomorrow night. Just like the garden, the show will go on without me. The recorder is set and it will be something to look forward to when we come back, in two weeks time. There I go wishing my life away! Back in October when I hope to have more time for my blog.