You haven’t seen a blog post for ages and then two of them come along at once.

I felt a change in the air this morning and noticed that some of the leaves in the garden had started to turn.  Most of my flowers are waning, but the ones left are predominantly pinks and purples….

This is my first year growing ‘Cosmos’ from seed and I’m really happy with the results…they just keep making new blooms.

This fuchsia was in the garden when we moved here, and struggled initially.  But with lots of care, feeding and pruning, it gives quite a show now.

I love a lily, and although they don’t really fit in with the rest of the garden, I planted some bulbs this year in tubs and was rewarded with this beauty.

Another one of my favourites.  I usually plant the tall blue variety of cornflower in the back garden with Camomile Daisies and Red Field Poppies for company, but this year I tried some multi-coloured dwarf ones.

The bumble bees love these Globe Thistles, they’ve been buzzing around them ever since the blooms popped open.

As I said earlier, the leaves are turning, but there are still delights to look forward to like…..

We have a number of self-seeded Elderberry bushes in the garden, which will turn into Elderberry Port and Jam……

….and brambles for Bramble Jelly.  If I can find enough, I’ll make some wine too.  That should help to keep us warm through the Winter.