I shall get my wingeing out of the way first. All I was doing was listening to the radio (using my phone, as usual) when I caught it with my sleeve and it leapt into the washing up bowl! It was there for 1 second, at most, …….you can fill in the rest! So off to the phone shop today, but I need the invaluable assistance of Granny’sGardenHimIndoors to get the new one set up. He is golfing, just now, although he said he wouldn’t play if it started to rain – well, it hasn’t stopped here!
I am digressing, so back to the garden. Not particularly bright colours this week and no sunshine to brighten them up either!
The strawberries are still producing a few fruits and the miniature kiwi fruit tree has had at least a dozen this year! It was a present about 5 years ago but all the fruit either dropped off, in the past, or were hard and bitter. These looked past their best on the tree, but when I tried one, it was very tasty!! I will encourage it and look after it better next season and wait longer for them to ripen.
In the early summer, you may have seen the pretty, pink hydrangea. Clearly it is changing from summer to autumn colours and still looking quite good!
That Salvia that Mr P gave me earlier in the year started with rather small, not as blue, flowers. The colour seems to have become deeper and the florets larger!
This shrub’s berries turn pink as the autumn progresses. I think it is called a Euonymous. (See what’s peeping out underneath? Sorry…… I know I am predictable.)
Oh dear! The storms blew over that tall gladiolus from last week.
However, with a stake, a bit of string and a cane topper (which is hidden by the blooms) it is bowed but not broken! (Is that the correct saying? It doesn’t see quite right, but apt for the situation.)
Finally, the bark on the “probably dead” plum tree is turning the most beautiful shades of deep (I would say) plum red!! I don’t remember noticing this in previous years. Whether it survives or not, I hope to use it as a climbing support for a clematis rather than chopping it down to ground level.
Well, I will be texting #1 grandson later to wish him well at university. A very exciting new stage for him – he has done brilliantly, of course!
Enjoy your weekend and I will look forward to seeing your Sixes-on-Saturday, as always!