Subscribe     Basket(0)     Terms
"Pure style is my way of life... a blueprint for living in the 21st Century"
September garden notebook
16 September 2019

Gertrude Jekyll`s brilliant pink petals  are having a second blooming -  welcome colour in the the end of summer garden . There might be less of the brilliant pink and purple  swathes of roses and alliums that bathed the garden in loveliness throughout May and June, but in the spirit of  less is more  I especially appreciate what is on offer as a visual feast 


My  Verbena is  extraordinary , always ,  going from tiddly  5cm green  shoots  somewhere back in the spring   to 2 metre tall  living artworks almost of purple florets atop  delicate  gangly  stems which look exceptionally pretty and other worldy in early morning  sunshine.

 




 


The tomatoes are a bit of a cheat really, because they arrived in a pot with a view to planting out and to  thus increasing their flowering and fruiting.  Challenged however   by  indoor domestic piles  and summer lethargy   of course the tomato pot didn`t make it to the  enriching ground. Never mind it has been cheering to chart the  green to yellow to red  ripening of the lucky few specimens  over the last week or so.


 

 



There are also the  classic fruits of the English  season to enjoy and this year the apple tree is more laden than I`ve ever seen it.   In fact the fruit tree scene is bounteous , spectacular and spilling  all over the gardens of London:  golden pears, juicy Victoria plums, red dessert apples, mulberries (I even made some jam from a local tree in the park) and crab apples , too.  I think it has something to do with the fact that were no significant frosts and spring was a warm one... as they are all becoming it seems. This is in contrast to 2018 when the the icy  `Beast from the East, knocked nascent buds for six and  drastically cut back fruit production. That`s not to say that I wasn`t able to enjoy some apple cakes and puddings from  our tree`s limited  yield.


 

 I`ve been having a heady experience cutting back the lavender and will make some scented bags for my drawers.

 

Tags: september, garden, londonretreat, simplegarden, pink, roses, verbena, apples


 
Categories
 

autumn
frost
garden
homecooking
recipes for every day
scent
simple
simpleliving
spring
valentine
winter
alliums
apples
archtiecture
autumn
autumn crabapple jelly resourceful
baking
barbados
blankets
blankets colour texture roses
blossom
blue
books
bulb
bulbs
cake
chocolate
christmas
coast
colour
colour
colour band
comfort
competition
cotton
country style
countryinthecity
crabapple jelly
danish design
decoration
domestic bliss
ecogarden
fabric
fabrics
floral fabrics
flower power
flowerpower
flowers
frost
functional
garden
garden
garlic
get crafty
golden
green
hazelsticks
holiday
home cooking
home cooking
homecooking
homemade
homesewing
interiors
interiors. decoration
lido
lime green
linen
londonreatreat
londonretreat
market
market
marmalade
melbourne
natural
natural fabrics
olhao
olives blue summer
onions
orange
outdoors
paint
paper borders
pink
portugal
pumpkins
pure style borders
purecolour
purestylecolour
purple
rhubarb
rio
roses
scent
september
sewing
shed
simple
simple decoration
simple decoration
simple design
simple update
simple-eating
simple-living
simpledetail
simplegarden
simplegardn
simplestyle
simplestyle
spain
spring
springcolours
springgarden
stockholm
stripes
summer
sweden
swimmming
thrifty decoration
ticking
tiles
tulips
tulips. japan. location shoots
verbena
wallpaper
white
white paint
white rooms
wigwams
winter
winter
winter simple decoration white retro vintage
winter. home cooking
yellow
yellow

Archives
 

I like
 
Website design by ph9