......, and with it my possessiveness.
The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head ...
The harvest has dwindled,
and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on."
- Robert Finch
We have had some stunning days at the end of this summer! That blue sky and still warm. Bit nippy first thing in the morning, but it's autumn. Did I mention I love autumn?Wednesday last week I finally finishing off sorting through all our stock (6 months of tidying, weeding, feeding, top dressing, propagating, labelling) so that's a huge tick off the list. I then spent the afternoon in the wildlife and natives garden giving the borders a last tidy before winter, cutting some plants back but leaving others for winter interest or seed. Weeding, general tidying and seed gathering. Its a great way of getting to grips with how the garden and plants have done this year. I am going to spend the rest of the week tidying through the gardens. So if you visit I'll be the one rummaging about in the borders
|This week's watering can vase - a mix of Astilbes, Trollius 'Golden Queen', Sanguisorba hakusanensis and Knautia macedonica.|
|Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba' with fasciation|
|Phlox paniculata 'Uspekh'|
|Sanguisorba 'Pink Brushes'|
|Veronicastrum virginicum roseum 'Pink Glow'|
On Friday Sam started tidying the scented garden then potted up lots of seedlings for stock next year while I finished off the tidying and then moved onto the herb garden. A productive day with another tidied garden and lots of new plants
|Echinops sphaerocephalus x tchensanicus|
|Lythrum salicaria 'Zigeunerblut'|
|Late afternoon light in the cottage|
A lovely day off on Monday when I drove through to Kilmarnock to see Ben, my eldest. We went out for the afternoon, Ben driving me n him down to Dunure in his new truck. Picnic lunch over looking the castle, a labyrinth and castle ruins to explore then a walk along the harbour and beach with a coffee and ice cream, Weather wasn't the best, but great to spend some time together. Back to his for take away. Incidently this harbour and the beach featured in Outlander, I didnt realise until we saw the big sign driving into the village great to spend some mum son time together
|Sorbus cashmiriana, Traquair|
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