Mornings are much cooler and the days are reaching nice, warm temperatures. These I can live with, I’ve had enough of hot, muggy, grey days. Last week we had a corker, it was so heavy and horrible, I just don’t know how people put up with it for long periods of time… as the day progressed I gradually felt more light-headed and sick. Finally 4pm came and I virtually ran out of the office, OH was meeting me and we went for a meal, the restaurant was air conditioned and almost immediately I felt much better.
I have some more catching up to do; I’ve been sparse on posts this month and haven’t really even mentioned any of the veggies I’ve grown.
The tomatoes have begun ripening a few weeks ago, I cannot remember their type but they were supposed to be an early variety… I wouldn’t really call this early! Anyway, I also have some gardener’s delight and a cherry which was given to me by a colleague, they are by the back door of the house and are also now ripening. I want to try a Heritage variety next year, does anyone have any suggestions?
Our Rosarie de l’hay has had a second flush of flowers, I am so very pleased as the perfume… it’s to die for. If I could effectively collect it in a bottle to smell all year, I would.
This summer I have seen lots of these around:
We’ve also had this visiting, I’ve never seen quite such a huge Hoverfly before…
The Gatekeeper had its eye on me…
But soon went back to eating
Meanwhile another can be seen on the Coneflower
Crocosmia takes over at this time of year
And I’ve been using it in vase arrangements… Photos will be posted another day.
A (Carder??) Bee, very fluffy it is, too!
One of my Rudbeckia has opened double, not complaining though…
A tiny moth I know I’ve seen before, and know they do not have a common name, only a long latin name so I won’t waste my time attempting to find it again…
Cherry or Gardener’s Delight by the kitchen door… Others on the plant are turning orange.
Does anyone know what this Cotoneaster is?? It has the strangest growing habit I’ve ever seen and I cannot say I’m a fan of this ‘messy’ look. It was here when we moved so I have no idea what the previous owners planted.
I think I’m going to have to get rid, it clearly wants to grow much too large for the space they gave… And to think they’d originally also planted Portugal Laurel right next to it, madness.
The ‘early’ Tomatoes… I *may* have already eaten a few… For testing purposes, clearly.