Do you remember my corn on the cob I planted from seed?....well here they are harvested.
They grew beautifully, just in the soil by my pots, no special treatment, in fact I think they thrived on neglect!
The ladybirds took care of the greenfly as they usually do. Can you spot this one here?
and the little ears of corn sprouted out as the cobs began to swell...
until they were big enough for dinner.
You can also see some of my home grown runner beans on the plate above, they too grew very well this year. I cropped so many and the little plants came from my Dad who had grown them from last year's seed.
Here are my beans in September, I really did have an abundance of them and again the ladybirds took care of the black and green fly.
On Saturday I cleared my beans away as they have now died off and I will have to wait until the spring to grow some again.
I am still picking tomatoes but these will be the very last as the first frosts are due tonight. I have picked enough to keep me supplied with tomatoes all summer.
I also had masses of lovely chillies.
I still have some of my flowers in full bloom including fuchsia and geranium but these really are the very last of the season. I am starting to clear them away.
It's time to start thinking of potting up some bulbs for next spring and a few winter flowering pansies and violas, just to give me a little tiny bit of colour in my garden whilst everything goes to sleep for the winter months.
I bought this lovely selection of winter flowering pansies and violas from a nursery when we visited my daughter on Sunday.
I shall plant them up with some of my beloved daffodils which will snooze away through whatever winter weather we get until they start to pop up in the spring.
I also bought a hyacinth vase this year to try growing one in water. I used to grow them this way as a child so it will be fun to give this a try again.
So it really is time to say "Thank you and Goodnight" to my tiny garden, which yet again has given me so much pleasure for another season of growing. It is time to clear out the pots, tidy up outside and get back indoors (or in my Studio) for more crafting time until nature awakens again in the spring.
Our forecasters are forecasting our first frost tonight with temperatures getting down to freezing. Today has been yet another glorious day of sunshine but it really is very chilly. I wore my coat for the first time and I need to get my scarf and gloves out too.
I hope all of you who have the privilege of having any outdoor space have also enjoyed watching Mother Nature complete another circle of life.
Bye for now,
PS Thanks for all wishing Billy well. He is doing OK, he is slowly improving and now occasionally able to "jump" onto a chair but he still has some way to go before he can go up and over the fences with the graceful ease he has. Poor lad, he really did hurt his back. As I type this he is fast asleep on my bed...no trouble getting there ;0)