Saturday 28 August 2021
Thursday 19 August 2021
Autumn, here is the first apple from my little patio apple tree. It is the variety 'James Grieve' which can be used as a cooking apple or eating one. It is a little tart but quite delicious. It will need a bigger pot next year too, I think. I took quite a few of the smaller apples off earlier in the year as I didn't prune the tree at all last year (oops), so it has rather long shoots. There are seven large apples altogether and I picked another one today. I will prune it in Winter this year.
Lots to enjoy as summer slowly begins to move to autumn.
Thursday 12 August 2021
On to the next theme - Rainbows.
Sunday 8 August 2021
I really enjoyed the challenge again this year and found lots to think about from the prompts. I also re-discovered my inks and have been using them a lot since then too.
Wednesday 4 August 2021
didn't used to like hydrangeas that much. Luckily, that has changed and I can now appreciate their many qualities. They provide months of interest as the flowers fade and at flowering time, they bridge the gap between the end of the summer flowers such as the first flush of roses and the start of the late summer perennials. I had a wander around the garden, just to see which ones I had and was quite surprised as I didn't think I had acquired so many! I took my camera along, so wondered if you would like to join me? Above is a newish one bought earlier this year - Hydrangea macrophylla Little White. I have just discovered macrophylla means 'big leaf' - that make sense!
Also on the patio is Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Spooky' with lime green flowers which should turn creamy.