Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Late summer

No sooner do I brag about the endlessly warm summer days than in comes driving rain and buffeting wind. Tall plants thrash about, fruit crops fall to the ground and I have to retreat indoors. This late summer suddenly has the feel of autumn.





The ground is sodden, all the water butts are full. No more lolling on the steamer chair in this corner of the garden.









 






  
A daily picking of climbing French beans and courgettes.




 
Windfalls!




16 comments:

  1. Oh my your garden is so lovely! We have had 100 degree temps and then we were blessed with two rain showers that have revived our garden. Love all your flowers!

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    1. Phew, 100 degrees! As I write this it is blowing a gale and tipping down with rain outside. I've had a pleasant afternoon baking in the warmth of the kitchen.

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  2. The colours and fruit are still very "high summer", but I know what you mean about the sudden feel of autumn, it's the same here, nights drawing in and really chilly mornings and evenings.

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    1. Yes, lots of colour and growth, but the strong winds are giving the garden a battering. As they say up north, it's a bit back-endish!

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    1. It is a space that gives us much joy, but today the weather is disgraceful and I'm hiding inside!

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  4. You have the perfect English garden.

    I planted my gardens and the rains came and came and came. Then the winds came and came and came. Then the heat waves came and came and came. Most of the plants have made it up to now, but I am thinking the locusts are the next to arrive.

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    1. Thank you, Maybe.
      Well, what will be next for you, perhaps a plague of frogs?!
      After a 'proper' summer of sunshine and warmth here in Blighty things are back to normal, meaning soaking rain and strong winds.

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  5. But the colours...!! Love your critters running along the roofline, too.

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    1. That's my much-loved smooth fox terrier, Maisie, (sadly no more) chasing a hare and a pheasant along the top of the greenhouse. We've decorated the bargeboards as well and clipped a topiary pheasant on the lawn to reference that our cottage formerly belonged to the gamekeeper.

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  6. Everything really looks great Rosemary...nice windfalls :) I love that photo next to your greenhouse with the chaise longue!!!

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    1. Can you see how sodden it looks? When the sun shines I put a cushion on the steamer chair and it's a cosy corner out of any breeze. Two of my lemon trees are outside here for the summer, but today they are being knocked about by some rather grim weather.

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  7. You have lots of pretty plants in your garden. I like your hydrangeas, I have planted two recently.

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    1. The hydrangeas are good this year - I think they've enjoyed all the rain! I hope your new plants will thrive.

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  8. Your garden still looks terrific but as you say fall is approaching. The swallows are already massing for migration and in fact some have already departed.

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    1. Yes, it's the same here, glorious Bank Holiday weather but the swallows are on the telegraph wires getting ready to go!

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