It's a really difficult time to decide to join in with Cathy's meme - In a vase on Monday. I've had tons of flowers all summer but not any more!
However I'm quite pleased with this vase:
Scouting around I found quite a few bits and pieces.
Abelia - gorgeous soft colours
Parsley leaves and flowers
A twig of bay
Hordeum jubatum - foxtail barley. Annual grass. This seemed to die off then had a second wind.
Escallonia - these flowers are on the ends of the plant which needs a prune anyway.
Pineapple sage - I've dug up the plant and put it in my poly tunnel but it's still flowering away. Amazing intense colour.
Cirsium - it's thrown up more flowers for some reason.
Vinca major foliage -evergreen so always useful
These are my cutting patches taken last week. Not looking so good now. The grass has been so wet we can't cut it so it looks a proper mess. There is a Chrysanthemum which was never staked properly, shame on me. Next year I'm putting in proper stakes and net
across the beds.
I don't seem to have any photos taken when they were blooming.
The dahlias are at the back, properly dead now and I've started digging them up to store whilst making a list of new ones to add next year!
In front are some stocks which I bought cheaply somewhere and there are some tulip bulbs planted in there too.
I've been digging out a compost heap this weekend so I'll be bringing some of that over here when I've got all the dahlias and the weeds out. There was a biting wind but I felt virtuous afterwards. :)