Posted in October 2014

There is still a buzz in the garden

There is still a buzz in the garden

Tomorrow is November and my sunflower “Vanila Ice” is just as confused as I am with the summer sun and temperatures.  the Halictes bee is still looking for nectar and being warmed by the daytime temperatures reaching 26 and 27 degrees Centigrade. I associate the Carpenter bee with the summer but she seems just as … Continue reading

The Savill Garden visit October 2014

The Savill Garden visit October 2014

I was very fortunate on my last trip back to the U.K. to be able to visit the Savill Garden on a beautiful sunny day.  In addition, they are exhibiting sculpture in the garden between the 1st. September and 31st October 2014 and I was interested to see how I felt about sculpture in gardens. … Continue reading

Heatwave October

Heatwave October

Anyone wanting to grow saffron should not leave their garden in October.  Of course, that is exactly what I did to catch up with the family in the U.K. but I was lucky and I don’t think I had lost too many of the flowers when I returned a couple of days ago. I was … Continue reading

Plants behaving badly

Plants behaving badly

There is no doubt about it.  Summer is coming to an end. Still, September has been an amazing month and even after the occasional early morning mist the sun burnt through later on to give us sunshine. I have to thank my husband for venturing into the back garden in his pyjamas to capture these … Continue reading