As the month changes today to September it is easy to believe that summer is coming to a close. The nights are certainly drawing in and there is heavy dew on the grass in the morning. Today however summer has certainly returned to Surrey. It has been glorious, blue skies and still a warmth in the gentle breeze. Normally it rains on my day's off but today I am blessed and the sun is there for me!
This was my view of my Studio this morning.
Those of you who are very observant may notice that all but the decking has now been painted with a protective finish. My Hb and I spent all last Sunday doing this. It is called light oak and I really love the colour. The decking will be painted but as it is not as exposed to the elements as the rest of the building it can wait.
You will also see a little mat at the door.
Inside things are happening but there is nothing to photograph yet. My Dad is making my work bench as we speak and is coming over on Saturday to install it. He and my Hb also hope to "power" me up with lighting and power. Once that is in place I can start working down there.
As I looked around my garden this morning I spotted lots more signs of growth in most of my plants.
I am getting a 2nd flush of runner beans. These have been super this year, really sweet and again my ladybirds have taken care of any pesky black fly. Nature is very clever at balancing itself out with some things!
I picked these last night for dinner...there are no air miles for them at all...about 20 paces I think!
I still have plenty more of my Gardener's Delight tomatoes to ripen.
What I have been most surprised with this year is my sweet corn. I really did not think much could come of these in my tiny garden but take a look............
I have at least 6 plants and each have several corns ripening. I have not picked any yet, I just hope they are as gorgeous on the inside as they look on the outside. I love eating corn on the cob....mmmm!
My plants are also still blooming away both in my pots and my hanging baskets.
Thank you all for your lovely comments about my new studio, yes it is so exciting and so pretty to look at at the end of my garden. Let's hope the summer sunshine last a little longer into September and that it is still shining for you all?
Lastly I am sending some sunshine down to my daughter and her Fiancé's New Home.... and lots into that little garden of her's where I know she is going to get an awful lot of pleasure :0)
Bye for now,
Jane x ( and Billy)