It dawned on me when I went out this morning, that autumn is approaching fast! We don't seem to have had much summer this year, but maybe we will get a nice long Indian summer and no early cold spells like we did last year!
I went round our garden with a camera, looking for some hidden colour. Unfortunately, Blogger can't seem to load up the photos I want, coming up with some real rubbish, so I have made a couple of collages. They should enlarge if you click on them.
The cosmos I sowed from seed, rather late, have done well, and a big pot by the back door is still blooming merrily. They are a rather lovely pale pink colour, but its hard to see from the photo. There are also two astrantias, one white, planted this year and a deep pinky one. The sedum is really bright now, but there is sadly a great dearth of butterflies. One year we had 25 tortoiseshell butterflies on one clump, but this year - nothing.
There are a few late roses on the climbing roses, and the photinia bush looks gorgeous with its deep red leaves. Number two Rowan tree has produced a couple of huge bunches of berries, which the birds can't get at as the berries are hanging right at the end of rather bendy twigs!
I have now more or less recovered from the disappointment of our cruise, although I still enjoyed the actual cruise very much. Its lovely to have everything done for you for a change! I would love to go on another cruise holiday, maybe to Norway, but I am going to have to polish up my powers of persuasion on Mr G first!