Still plenty of surprises

It was damp and dismal yesterday morning which is typical for November but thanks to recent continuing good, and mild, weather there are still plenty of surprises to be seen on allotments and in gardens.

On the plot there are several flowering sunflowers which look rather strange as they have no leaves,  along with some yellow pot marigolds and blue cornflowers.

I keep reading posts such as Caro’s Small but perfectly formed and Donna’s Still harvesting tomatoes in November! with a sense of wonder at just what an unusual year it’s been.

I was chatting with Cynthia Harrod-Eagles on her doorstep last Tuesday and commented on the nasturtiums that were still in full flower in her sheltered front garden. She also pointed out the Morning glory flowers!

Walking round the allotments on Thursday it was good to see the glorious autumn colours of the nearby trees but slightly disconcerting to see bindweed flowers along the perimeter fence.

And lastly how about this for sofa flying on, or perhaps I should say lawn lounging!

Happy gardening!


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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flyer.
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20 Responses to Still plenty of surprises

  1. You are absolutely right Flighty – it has been a real old upsidedown kind of year. All of the flowers you have mentioned plus Zinnias, Sweet Rocket and Feverfew have just flowered again and again. We haven’t had a frost yet and I think that will sort the men from the boys.

  2. Jennyta says:

    I love the little robin on your sidebar, Flighty, And, hey! You know a real live author! 🙂

  3. Love the grass sofa, though it would be a pain to keep neat. If it was mine it would end up looking like it was covered in shagpile, with a liberal sprinkling of dandelions and clover!!

  4. Jo says:

    I love the colour of your pot marigold, such a gorgeous yellow. You could combine your lawn lounging with sofa surfing on that sofa.

  5. wellywoman says:

    I do like the idea of the grass sofa. I would love to lie down on it on a sunny summers day and have a snooze. Although not in June and July when I have Hayfever and sneezing and rashes would result.

  6. fraggle says:

    thought I would pop by and say hello x

  7. Thanks for mentioning my sweetcorn post and the link, Flighty. (I also have plum tomatoes still fruiting on my balcony, nasturtiums in the veg patch and, yesterday, was eating tiny purple beans from my ageing bean plants!) What a treat it would be to have that grass sofa to lie on – the nearest I’ve come to outdoor furniture is to contemplate making a chair out of living willow. One day that might actually happen! Pleased to have found you on Pinterest! Caro xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro you’re welcome, and lucky you!
      It sure would and looks far more comfortable than the log that I use. A living willow chair sounds interesting! xx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Still lots to see on the plots! I meant to take a photo of the bouquet for my mom this morning but didn’t have time. In it were: burgundy geraniums, orange marigolds, and yellow and pink roses.

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki there is indeed. Yesterday walking round the allotments we saw some passion flowers! That bouquet sounds wonderful, and I bet that your mum loved it. xx

  9. Donna says:

    Amazing sofa, could be a bit damp and cold this time of year though!!
    Thanks for the mention!

  10. menhir says:

    It is topsy turvey isn’t it….. there’s little blooms around kidding us it’s a bit like Spring. I guess we’ll know the seasonal truth soon enough. The leaves are plentiful, changing colours and falling leaving bare branches; so there’s a good clue as to where we all are. The clock changes add to our body clock confusions.


    • Flighty says:

      Menhir it sure is, on Sunday I was looking at some passion flowers on the allotments! There’s no doubting that autumn is here but as to what winter will be like… xx

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