Roses are still going - I love these dark red ones / Dogwood is looking beautiful / I love the red tinged edge of the smoke bush / Sedum has darkened to burgundy / Amazingly, the courgettes are still going - I picked 5 baby ones this morning! / Hydrangeas / Hellebores are gearing up for flowers in the next few months / The blueberry bush - the colour changing leaves slightly make up for the fact it's never produced any fruit / My wild cherry tree that I won in a Yeo Valley competition - fingers crossed it grows!
The garden is looking rather tatty at the moment - it's in need of a good sort out before the winter months arrive I think. There's lots of cutting back and pulling up to be done, although having read Alys Fowler's article, I may leave the runner beans alone to see if they survive the cold. The pear tree is in dire need of attention from a tree surgeon I fear - we've had no edible fruit from it and everything has turned black. I've just bought a few bulbs (including these beautifully dark ones) to brighten up the front door, and a few pots of cyclamen and something silvery (