Even though we are now in early October there are many flowers still colourfully in bloom in our garden. I went around with the camera and I caught so many beautiful flowers still in bloom. I photographed Violas and Pansies, long-lasting Geraniums, that seem to be in bloom for most of the year.
Perennial Phlox that I rescued from my old allotment in Chorleywood, they travelled to London from there and they are now happily living here in Sheringham.
Marigolds that self-seed and return every year seemingly more lovely with each appearance a deeper yellow and petals that seem to glow.
Then Cyclamen the little beauties that seem to spread out in bigger clumps each year, some of our Cyclamen plants were also inherited from Mum.
Lastly I photographed the last Agapanthus flower that is growing in a pot along our south-facing kitchen wall. There are quite a number of these bulbs crammed into this pot, apparently Agapanthus love being packed close together in the pot. We were rewarded with a glorious display earlier this year. These beautiful flowers always remind me of Australia where they grow in such profusion they are considered a weed.
Just had to pull the camera out and record this beautiful experience.
Cabbages and green leafy vegetables are looking very ripe and ready for eating. I harvested some Kale, there is quite a lot of this useful green vegetable on the allotment, and Margaret uses it in the cooking frequently. I also picked a lot of Spinach, this is a very useful, almost all year round vegetable we use. I always grow perpetual spinach, this variety self seeds very well, hence the name. We have had an abundance of tomatoes this year, every one of the three varieties of seeds I have started have gone on to produce masses of fruit, we have given away a very great deal to friends.
Our Courgettes are still producing well, this is another vegetable that we have handed out to everyone or anyone, due to the very great profusion we have received.
In spite of the Marigolds I planted around my Brassicas to attract hover flies that feed on aphids, I still seem to have many aphids on the Kale I picked to bring home.
I have Leeks that will be growing through the early winter months and will be a very useful vegetable in February and March. I did plant some onion sets this week and I should be harvesting them next Spring.