Last Friday I was stood at the back door looking for something worth photographing in the garden. I couldn’t really see anything and was about to walk away when something caught my eye. Our apple was ready!! It had fallen from the tree and was sitting in the pot. My mind started to wander, thinking about crumble, apple cake and cider. Then I remembered we only had one apple.
We only had one form this year so I’ve been treating it with kid gloves. Removing cobwebs and bits of dirt and trying to be an attentive grower. This paid off; it’s a beautiful apple. Smooth and green with sweet smelling skin. Anyway, I won’t subject you to a whole post about how wonderful this apple is, let me take you for a quick tour of the rest of the garden…
The cosmos have been great as cut flowers. A quick bit of deadheading here and there has ensured they’re still going strong into Autumn. I really like them paired with Coreopsis (bright yellow flowers below).
We have berries on the pyracantha! Regular readers will know I’ve spent the last two years impateiently waiting for this to happen. The birds haven’t found them yet but when they do, I’m sure they won’t be there for long.
Last September I stumbled across a purple aster covered in bees. I added it to my garden wishlist but got lucky when we found one at a local plant sale for a couple of pounds. The back garden is getting very shady now so I’m hoping we’ll have just enough sun to coax these buds into flowering.
A wooden handled knife is something I’ve wanted for a while, mainly for using at the allotment and in the garden. I’m now the proud owner of an Opinel gardening knife (thank you P&B!). So far I’ve used it at the allotment for cutting string, beans and matting and home for cutting back plants. I like having one tool to do lots of jobs. And because it’s compact, I don’t look like an extra from Rambo!
Autumn is slowly creeping in. Flowers are fading, seed heads are drying and leaves are turning brown. It’s sad to see all the colour disappearing but it means we’re a step closer to days like this one. And you know how much I like cold weather…