Just a few photos taken around the garden this month. It is surprising that we still have butterflies flying around, as well as flowers in bloom that should be well over. I even have bulbs that are coming up, but I have no idea what they are! Watch this space!
Cosmos still giving a show of colour
The snowball bush which looks so magnificent clothed in white in spring, but looks equally good in its autumn colours
A fallen rose, there is one more bud, but I wonder if it will ever open!
The hydrangea still has a bit of colour, though fading fast.
I am not sure what this insect is, but I am certain it is doing an excellent pollination job!
Love lies bleeding is still hanging in there, though looking a little jaded.
A few zinnias still giving a bit of bright colour
The medlar fruit is only supposed to be collected when the leaves turn yellow, which they have now started to do. Meanwhile, there is little fruit left on the tree; it has already dropped and the butterflies are enjoying the remains squashed by the last lawnmower excursion of the year.
Still masses of red hot chilli peppers
Winter beetroot; we have had a couple and they taste pretty good to me!
Sorrel; I love sorrel soup, but my energy levels have been low and I have not made any since we returned.
Another younger batch of beetroot and celery plus some celeriac, more chard and a few leeks. Yes that is a potato plant growing in the foreground but unplanned!!
For those that have kindly been asking after my health, we had a very difficult visit to the lady specialist doctor yessterday; she did not speak one word of English and with medical terms it was not easy. Nigel can cope with simple conversation, if it is not too fast but....... under the circumstances he did very well. It is thought that the cough is possibly an allergy, but the medical brigade are not at this stage too sure what!
I have come back with enough tablets to make me rattle and I have to go for x-rays; we think I have to see her again in two weeks time but …….. our own Dr says he will phone her and will then phone us back with what he can find out!
All I want to do is to stop coughing so we will see what all these tablets will do…..
The laptop is still not well either - I am working on the old, very slow laptop!!