Our lovely warm October continues, with frost nowhere in sight:
The only annoying thing about this trend is the grass – it keeps growing, and keeps needing mowing! And I’m not talking about ornamental grass, like this one, the first of my Six for today. To see Sixes from around the world head over to The Propagator‘s site.
Next up is an array of Zinnias – four to five feet tall in some cases, and still attracting pollinators and still gorgeous:
I had planned to plant my bulbs this weekend, but with today being a washout (rain…) I’m REALLY glad it’ll stay warm for a few more weeks! This is what I ordered: Narcissus double ‘Tahiti,’ Hyacinth ‘Aqua,’ Camassia Quamash and two Allium: Christophii and Summer Drummer (allegedly it will grow up to six feet (180 cm) tall!
There’s still little dots of colour here and there in the garden, like this Echinacea…
…and this rose, the floribunda ‘Friesia,’ still valiantly pushing out leaves, stalks and flower buds:
Finally, I’ve been collecting seeds from my favourite annuals, such as these dusky rose strawflowers, when I can reach around the bees and wasps. Have a great weekend everyone!