As I ramble on I have posted three flower pictures - those that continue to bloom as the garden goes to sleep.
I have pruned the pear tree to remove crossing and damaged branches and to open up the centre to let light and air in. Whilst so doing I found a pear I had missed - with only minor wasp damage.
The flowers are, in order, Astrantia, one of the geraniums and Rose 'Rhapsody in Blue'.
I think that I got the geranium from Elizabeth MacGregor's wonderful nursery in Kirkcudbright - web site at the bottom of this page. I have just received their latest catalogue by email.
R has been clearing the remains of the meadow sweet that grows by the ditch, drain, stream - take your pick (open the box). I moved the yellow tree peony from a flower bed to the banking as a continuation of the great shrub transfer.
Had to chase the squirrel from the feeders again this morning - (:-(}=
We are now in a rush to get the garden as far as we can before I get a new left knee at the end of November or thereabouts - Oh! The joys of old age.
So, what else, must get the last of the beetroot up, the pumpkin has gone to Grandchildren in Manchester in time for halloween, the marrow is now marrow and mint soup and in the freezer with a load of mint leaves. The latter are freezing so I can crush them and bottle (or jar) them with vinegar for mint sauce.
My earlobes get longer, my ears and nose bigger and here is that website - www.elizabethmacgregornursery.co.uk/
The plants come individually wrapped with love. The violas are very special.