The garden is fading gracefully into Winter. No frosts yet, but for the present, the leaves are decorating the ground.
1. Through the Arch
An arch leads you along the litter strewn path, out into the Autumn sunshine. Busy squirrels scatter when you approach.
2. To the Woods
The bare trunks of the trees stand magnificently over the fallen leaves, blurring the edges of the path. Soon they will need to be cleared away.
The flowers are fading into soft subtle dusky hues.
4. Sculptural Forms
A guessing game for you. What are these?
They are tulips (Tulip Burgundy). They looked so decorative that I could not bear to cut them down.
First is Winston Churchill, and following it one whose name has been lost, but is easy to grow from cuttings as I seem to have quite a few of them. Sitting outside, they were looking quite sad. Bringing them into the Greenhouse seems to have perked them up considerably and they are now flowering away contentedly.
6 The Last Strawberries
I've picked the final ones. Not bad for mid November. But the plants are looking a bit moth eaten and I'm going to put them outside until next year.
Next to them is the last aubergine. Not sure what I can make with that.
That's all from my garden this week. Leaf clearing is the unsurprising job for this weekend, with a few breaks to catch up with all the other gardeners who join in Six on Saturday