What a mad day I've had. I haven't left The Deenery but have hoovered, swept, de-cobwebbed, cleaned sinks, washed floors and done washing! I'm sure I've missed something. Oh, I did do a bit of weeding for about the last hour until it got too dark to see. My wrists have been bitten to death though, which is driving me nuts. I have put some cream on them, so hopefully that will start to work soon.
I have to leave here at 10pm to pick Jim up from Shannon airport at 11.10. It'll be good to have him home. We both enjoy time apart but 10 days was too much. Having said that, next weekend I am off to the UK to see Jack ! Still, only a short trip. We're going to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine! Woo Hooo!
I had a wander around the land for a break and looked at what was still in flower. Some of the plants have become confused with the late burst of warm weather. The primulas are flowering, the pinks have had a little flush of new flowers and even the escallonia has burst into bloom again. Plus the rose buds are actually going to bloom instead of going all soggy and dying. All very heartening. The cosmos which Jim grew from seed, are still putting on a wonderful display. We grew them last year too. The foliage is also very attractive and they seem to flower right up until the first frosts. My kind of flower! I have to admit to taking the odd photo here and there. Not of my cleaning, but of the flowers.
The Deenery in bloom, 27th Sept.
These 2 roses I photographed a few days ago are almost in bloom now.
This yellow rose is almost over. Such a pretty colour
This pink rose by the bird bath has flowered almost all summer, there's a little white one there too
These white cornflowers have burst into life again with the recent sunshine
The abutilon is doing really well. Next year it'll be huge!
Jim bought 3 Brugmansia and we put them in pots. One grew really big then fell over and broke off. Another is only just growing and this lovely purple/blue one is covered in flowers. It's gorgeous.
Another confused flower, this cistus normally blooms in spring
These cosmos have been wonderful, I love the pinks against the dark purple sambucus 'Pink Lace'
I couldn't resist this complete dandelion clock
A spring flowering escallonia. Its lime green leaves contrasting with the darker leaves of the ceonothus
This particular hawthorn bush has almost blood red berries.
Spring flowering polyanthus
I love nasturtiums, these look as though they have long eyelashes!
This one is self seeded and obviously a trailing plant, it's growing all along the ground; BlackJack had to get in on the act!
The cactus dahlia are still going. This apricot coloured one is stunning
A delicate pink and white potentilla shrub
These pinks are having a second flush! Well, scarlet pinks!
A saffron yellow annual potentilla, which seeds like mad so will soon be all over the garden.
There are also some old fashioned marigolds, heather and of course will flowers dotted around, plus one hollyhock flower. It's surprising with all the rain that the flowers have done as well as they have.
I picked Jim up from Shannon and we talked until 4am! So it was a late start to Sunday...