Many years ago my first full time job was working for satirical magazine Private Eye. At this time of year, it was a favourite gambit to do a round up of all the lazy journalists who had written a piece referring to ‘the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’. So in true lazy journalistic style that is the title I have given to this week’s six.
For more autumnal delights don’t forget to visit The Propagator who so generously gives his time to host Six on Saturday each week.
1. Treetops and grapevine…
…reminding me to book in the tree surgeon.
2. Halloween pumpkin
There were some SOS-ers who doubted my pumpkin would be ready in time for Halloween. It may not win any competitions for size but I think it will make us a nice little lantern.
I was going to move these to a new spot but I decided to leave them where they are and bought three new plants for a fiver from a stall in our local precinct. In the background you can just glimpse another baby pumpkin – this one won’t be ready for Halloween.
4. Empty bed
I have cleared this patch in partial shade under our west facing fence between a holly tree and a Philadelphus. Any planting suggestions gratefully received.
5. Tess of the d’Urbevilles
This has been a wonderful autumn for roses and Tess is still flowering away by our front steps.
6. Roadside flowers
Not my garden but I love this patch of wildflowers by the side of a main road near us.