Slow allotment gardening in the life of a busy family
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day October
Getting a bit tattered now, but still blooming in the absence of frost, the dwarf hollyhocks that were part of my bargain buy of plug plants at the beginning of the summer. It seems a very long time ago that I was cosseting them in individual pots.
The nameless hydrangea is into its dusky, burgundy phase, before turning copper and russet later in the autumn.
The second flush of roses has been very strong this year, but with very little scent.
And the Jackmanii clematis goes on blooming.
Self-seeded nasturtiums from a couple of years ago are still popping up. I leave them each year because they provide late food for the bees.
A last summery hydrangea flowerhead. All the rest are now the colour of lace dipped in tea.
In this warm October, this is what's blooming in my garden. But change is on the way, with the BBC weather map tonight showing winds straight from the Arctic by the middle of the week.