Last week we had the fire on. Just in the early morning to warm the house up and only twice but this week is a different story. Phew. It is too warm. 31degC and that's in a shady spot on my veranda. Hard to believe we are half way through autumn with the temperatures. I'm watering the garden every couple of days still and new plantings everyday. I'm looking forward to some cooler weather that's for sure.
I've been having a bit of a seed sowing spree. It's quite possible that I might have too many seeds. Certainly it gets harder and harder to find spots to plant things. I've planted a few broccoli and cauliflower plants in the flower garden. I think they are rather decorative and the fact that they can feed us makes them all the more beautiful in my eyes. It might also make them less noticeable to the cabbage moths but I doubt that very much.
It's the last week of the autumn school holidays. The holidays always rush by. I'm glad that we have spent most of these three weeks at home all doing our own thing but together.
|Dahlia- tiger bey|
Orange is the 'in' colour this week. Dahlias, nasturtiums, California poppies and my orange chrysanthemum are all putting on a show. The 'mums and nasturtiums will still be good next week but I think the dahlias and poppies might be putting on a last hoorah. I'm not even sure what flowers I have coming on next. A surprise will be nice.
Right now I have to make compost and dinner. Or perhaps it would be best for the diners if I make dinner then compost.