Autumn has arrived

At home on the windowsill the pot marigold Oopsy Daisy has been flowering continuously since early summer, and a week or so ago had a handful of flowers rather than just one or two. I’ll certainly be growing one again next year which I’ll pinch out and dead-head, which I didn’t do this year, to hopefully keep the plant rather more compact.

   

 

Most of the fifty or so tomatoes Golden Sunrise that I bought home from blight affected plants have now ripened and all been okay.   These six are on a 7″/18 cm plate to give an indication of size.

This is a variety I grow always grow as they generally do well and I like the taste, so it’s already on the list for next year.

 

The rose Pretty Lady has been flowering almost constantly since May much to my delight.

It rained yesterday and earlier today so I’m not plotting today.  Tomorrow onwards it looks like being dry with temperatures down to around 15 C/60 F over the weekend and much cooler nights, a sure indication that autumn has arrived.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

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18 Responses to Autumn has arrived

  1. menhir1 says:

    It is so nice to see your flowers at home and your ripened tomatoes. We’ve had some cold nights and this morning we awoke to a frost. Enjoy your flowers and Pretty Lady. xxxx

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  2. Jo says:

    Autumn has definitely arrived, it’s so cold here today and rainy too. It’s always exciting to try new things as a gardener but it’s good to have some old reliables too.

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  3. gertieanne says:

    We had some welcome rain earlier too … GGHJungle loved it … stay safe Flighty 🙂

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  4. Liz says:

    Extraordinary how constant Pretty Lady is for you. Your success with indoor plants puts me to shame! Enjoy your tomatoes.

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  5. Andy Randall says:

    That lovely Oopsy Daisy plant, well done for keeping it going so long. Great that those tomatoes look so wholesome despite the blight. My golden sunrise are all ripening up well now and very sweet. Autumn certainly here now, we’ve got lots of rain ahead over the next few days. Very frustrating when l would like to be getting on outside. Have a good weekend. Andy x

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  6. CJ says:

    I took my tomato plants out a couple of days ago so I’ve got lots of Golden Sunrises on my kitchen windowsill. They’re ripening nicely – very reliable as you say. Hope you have a good weekend, CJ xx

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  7. snowbird says:

    It’s become very chilly around here too. I do like Oopsy daisy, such lovely creamy flowers. Pretty Lady is a little gem, I must look out for her. Good to know the tomatoes survived the blight. xxx

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  8. nikkipolani says:

    You picked a great rose that apparently loves your plot! Glad you got those tomatoes in time to enjoy them.

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  9. Jade says:

    Your pot of marigold is looking great even with no pinching! And those tomotoes look perfect and delicious!

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