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Getting dark now so gave in as I did not come in for lunch but ate it in the garden from the garden. I did feel like a hunter - gatherer with my two corn cobs, bunch of grapes,CharlesRoss apple and two large red strawberries, but quite replete and able to do much more work. Before the light went I took some pictures . I found three pea flowers on my new Pea meteor plants i am trialling for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners. The winter jasmine is going to be covered in its yellow flowers this November. The roses are still delightful and what a year it is for red berries! Oh and I have blue mushrooms.
Oh my such a weather forecast for today in Bristol. It could be the middle of summer except the length of the daylight hours. No excuse not to have a wonderful start to the garden in spring next year. Everything done now will save time then. I started planting my tulips yesterday. At 50 per day they should all be planted this year! Late sowing of salads, annuals, perennials as instructed by Mr. Fothergills for their trials means the garden too looks like it is midsummer and some of the roses like "Generous Gardener" and "Iceberg"are still covered with buds. I normally rely on my very old Queen Mother roses for a bunch at Xmas but it looks like I may have a mixed bunch this year.
Sixty more tulips planted labelled and protected from the squirrels. It is a T-shirt gardening day today. The last of my red onions have now been planted . There are five flowers on Pea Meteor and the garden had lots of butterflies in it. One followed me into the kitchen. I shall have a Hunter-gatherer lunch again today but will take a cushion to put on one of my wrought iron chairs and sit down civilised today as i am putting so many hours in. Lots of flowers surprising me including the blue flowers of my brown leaved ajuga which does think it is spring. Roses are beautiful and the fuchsias.
Whacked so went snapping the summery flowers up the garden.
Beautiful, Marion. You wouldn't think it was November , tomorrow.