It’s now autumn…

but there’s still plenty of colour and interest on the plot, although overall it’s now looking somewhat past it’s best. It hasn’t helped that I’ve done hardly any proper plotting over the past couple of weeks.

This self-seeded sunflower appeared in the middle of the potato patch and has grown well over six feet tall with a large dinner plate size flower.

Having moved the sedums across the path earlier in the year I’m pleased to see that they’re doing well and now flowering.

The knee-high yellow cosmos Xanthos are still flowering profusely even though I’ve not been dead-heading them.

Despite the tomato plants being affected by blight I’ve left them as I’m still picking plenty of good fruit. Β At long last some of the black ones have gone blotchy red indicating that they’re ripe. They taste okay but I don’t think that I’ll grow them next year.

Have a good weekend!

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23 Responses to It’s now autumn…

  1. Lovely photos. I haven’t deadheaded my cosmos much either and they too have flowered away x

  2. CJ says:

    I tried the dark tomatoes once and didn’t bother again. Love the self-seeded sunflower. I think I’ll grow a few at home next year, they’re always nice to look out the window at. The sedum’s doing brilliantly, I bet the bees love it. You’re right that it’s starting to look a bit autumnal out there. Have a good weekend Flighty. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ it seems that others have done the same. Good for you, they’re always a cheerful sight. Yes, it is and they sure are. Just a bit. Thanks, and you too. xx

  3. menhir1 says:

    That Sunflower is doing you proud. It looks very strong. I am delighted to see the other blooms. They seem to like your laid back approach to them.

    It’s interesting that the unusual coloured fruits are less tempting than the more ‘usual’ fruits; they are obviously popular for a reason. It appears that the ‘unusual’ fruit will remain unusual due to lack of popularity. Despite this, it is a Darwinian education just seeing them. Xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir it certainly is. It’s well staked just in case. They’s nice to know. Perhaps they do!
      We were talking about unusual coloured fruit and vegetables at the show. They seem to appeal more to younger growers. xx

  4. Linda Penney says:

    Lovely post thank you for sharing Mike have a blessed weekend

  5. mossfighter says:

    Thanks for the post. I’ve a few sedums to move, what time of year do you recommend?

  6. Liz says:

    That volunteer sunflower seems very happy in the potato patch!
    It’s been really chilly here the past two mornings. Definitely a sign of the seasons changing.

  7. Lovely sedum, do they attract butterflies? XπŸ¦‹

  8. Loving your self seeded sunflower, and good for you for letting it grow! The birds are going to love that later in the year. x

  9. snowbird says:

    What a splendid sunflower! Love your cosmos, simply gorgeous! I grew those tomatoes accidentally, they never went totally black and tasted OK, but I wouldn’t bother with them again. Yours look quite intimidating!xxx

  10. Jo says:

    Three beautiful flowers. The sunflower is a beauty, I love sedum as it attracts so much wildlife and the colour of the cosmos is so pretty. Many congratulations on your success at the horticultural show, you did so well.

  11. Nichola x says:

    That sunflower certainly makes you feel nice & summery as do those beautiful Cosmos flowers 😊 I’m not ready for autumn yet seems as though summer hasn’t really been present this year haha! Happy Gardening x

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