The Cosmos at the front are looking strong and fab but I think we have run out of time for them to put on much of a show:
The fuchsias are on a north-facing windowsill and will have to be moved soon.
Even the nasturtiums seem to have struggled a bit.
While out the back every thing is settling down for Winter.
There is in fact more flower this year in November than there was last year.
A good tidy up is well overdue methinks.
Winston Churchill is still doing well.
The last dregs of Petunias are still giving a spot of colour.
While the spider plant has gone burlesque and will be difficult to take back indoors.
The pelargoniums were a bit disappointing this year. This time last year they were a mass of flower.
A great year for the pear though. The blossom was lovely, it had tons of fruit, all juicy and full of flavour and is now going into its Autumn colour of bright gold.
It was however not a good year to start a herb collection. The mint was rubbish, the parsley tasteless - as were most of the herbs - and the coriander came to nothing. Only the basil did well but at least I have these to start a collection off afresh again next year.
The great joy in the garden this year was the Lilium regale. From the original three bulbs the year before last, we had several stems this Summer and hope for even more for next.
Click here to have a look - our pride and joy - Lilium regale
It is time to lift them and re-pot so we will soon find out how many new bulbs we have.
More hope for next year - Lupins (above), and strawberries:
We were so pleased with the sweet peas this year. They were planted in the giant grow bag thing with the tomato. Putting them in was a bit of an afterthought. Yet they flowered so much better than the ones planted in the garden last year. I think we will try this again next year but without the tomato.
Just before I close - a quick mention of our recent garden visitor. A fox with a fetish for potting compost! After attacking a 20ltr sack of the stuff (ripping the bag to shreds and making a hell of a mess) it returned, first to disembowel a window box of half dead petunias, and then to do the same to said grow bag thing with dead tomato and sweet peas.
Hopefully I think it's moved on to pastures and compost new.