We are still picking runner beans (white Lady), courgettes and chard. All other beans and sweet corn are finished but we have winter brassica coming up under the nets. We have tomatoes growing outside as well as in the greenhouse where we also await the ripening of the peppers.
Raspberries are still producing and we are overwhelmed by the number of figs this year
The yellow rose growing up the Ginkgo tree is Mermaid and this is its second flowering
Cyclamen are appearing in the Dell
The large leaved plant in the centre of the Bog Garden is Thalia Dealbata and the red plants are Lobelia Cardinalis
The Autumn border is coming to life with its asters and Dahlias and don’t miss the Toad Lilies in the water garden.
Some of the roses around the house and in the borders are repeat flowering and it is well worth taking the trouble to dead head them after the first flowering.
A lot of colour in the West lawn with anemones and autumn flowering asters, Sedum and Dahlias
ALERT- in the uncut grass at the side of the East lawn are Colchicums or Autumn Crocus. The flower tip comes before the leaves and emerging shoots are difficult to see so PLEASE DO NOT WALK THERE but admire from the mown grass.
The grey Heron is our daily visitor and the Swans with their Cygnets are still making their home here
Stay healthy and good gardening