Saturday, 31 October 2015

Autumn ?

The picture on the left is my yellow Buddleia about two years ago.

Today, the last day of October it is still in full bloom and to  cap it all, there were two Red Admiral butterflies on it.

I have many roses still in bloom, including Veilchenblau which blooms in May and generally has no 2nd bloom.

My weeds are flourishing as is the moss between the stones, and today was actually warm for a few hours.

After a Summer, unremarkable in every negative way, this has been, and still is, an amazing Autumn.

Since I am short of energy at present I have given in and am in the process of acquiring a regular gardener (I hope), so that some of the beauty of past years can be restored.

In the meantime, flowers please keep on blooming, and butterflies keep visiting.

Global warming or not these days are a bonus.


  1. Cheered me up no end! I am glad you are getting a gardener....mine does all the real work!

  2. I still have roses to Ray and my trailing Lobelia pots still look a treat, a blessing indeed x

    1. Lovely isn't it Jane? Anything which helps to shorten the Winter gets my vote.

  3. I'm glad you are getting a gardener, Ray! You'll be able to enjoy your garden so much more now!

  4. Fingers crossed Penny, Not signed and sealed yet.

  5. Take life as steadily as you can, Ray, and accept what help you can get. Every Blessing from Freda at Dalamory

  6. Good advice as always Freda. So far i am trying to do everything I can myself, but the garden will definitely need outside help/
    Blessings likewise.