The weather has continued dry, mostly sunny but much cooler, with even a touch of overnight frost. I’ve been making the most of it by doing more autumn plotting, and I’ve now done virtually all the digging and general tidying up that I wanted to do.
Plot neighbour George kindly gave me this Genista yesterday which I planted in the top north-east corner of the plot. It’s almost three feet tall, and since the biggest of George’s is well over ten feet I’m guessing that it’s a Genista aetnensis. As you can see it’s still flowering.
This lovely small Michaelmas daisy, which is an Aster novi-belgii ‘Lady in Blue’, is in the square planter. It was given to me last year by Martin, an ex trading shed helper, who also gave me these ones and the nerines.
The robin now visits every time I’m on the plot but I’ve yet to get a good picture of this one, and on Monday whilst I was digging it was briefly joined by another one. There were also two parakeets on the sunflowers, but typically I had muddy hands and the camera was in the shed. More unusal sightings were a blue tit and a sparrow(?).
I’ve still been picking a handful of blackberries, and even a few raspberries. I read recently that it’s been a woeful year for blackberries but it certainly hasn’t been for me!
Have a good weekend!