Garden lately


The garden is still going strong despite this cold wet weather and I am amazed at the strength and longevity of cosmos, dahlias and zinnias, they just keep giving.

My tomatoes are rather disappointing this year, such a tiny crop compared to last year it really wasn’t worth the effort. The tom above is Black Russian and very tasty but I only had about 5 fruits per bush.


I spotted this crazy looking zinnia the other day, no idea how it got into the mix but I like its madness.


This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago when I was deadheading daily, now I left the cosmos to go to seed.


A beautiful mess.



Roses didn’t have it easy, the heat destroyed the first flowers and then showers washed out the late ones.


A late sowing of beans, just an experiment, let’s see if I get a decent pod out of it.


Pumpkins are looking great but I am not sure if the squashes will manage to mature, I haven’t got any experience with those, can anyone advise?



I love these hawthorn berries, so autumnal and warm.



3 Responses to “Garden lately”

  1. Caroline 11 October, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    That zinnia is indeed bonkers. :) x

  2. Erika Lee Sears 23 October, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    How handsome your garden is. I think of my favorite things is a garden tomato especially when you can taste the garden when you eat it. :)

  3. The Sneaky Magpie 30 October, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Caroline, isn’t it just? x

    Erika, they are really delicious!

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