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Autumnal Skies


By brian


Well it is early September.

It has been a little bit of a wash-out for the last few weeks. Everything is lush but there is so much work to do.

Much of the last flush of Summer flowering was battered by the wind and rain, but the Helianthus, Geraniums and Osteospernum keep up the show.

This weekend (13th Sept 2008) Ellie is hoping to put on a few exhibits for the Saffron Walden Horticultural Society Autumn Show, but I think it will be hard to find anything that is worth showing, Many autumn plants have not yet fully flowered. Our Chinese Lanterns are still tiny white flowers. Many of the berries are still green, whereas they would normally be glistening red by now. Anyway not to worry.

We are still cropping potatoes, runner beans and a few courgettes to go. We should have had some Damson Plums but the pigeons seem to have damaged the ones the wind didn’t get to.

i don’t really relish the coming of Winter but I am determined to get out there in a few months and really get stuck in, show it who’s boss.

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East Anglia is certainly looking damp and green right now.

Good luck at the show this weekend.
Please let us know how you get on.

9 Sep, 2008


Good luck to Ellie with the Safron Walden show.
And congratulations for growing some vegetables in this wet summer. You've had better success than me.
All the best, Hywel.

11 Sep, 2008

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