Early September Garden

I had originally intended to go to a permaculture meeting this evening but I’m just too tired. Instead I have come home to the sight of flowering crocosmia.


Crocosmia with buckwheat

I’m not sure how they appeared near the fir tree, considering they weren’t there last year, as far as I remember. I know that there had been mounds of these all over the garden, so perhaps they have been dormant for a year or two, since I dug what I thought was all the original lot up. In any case, in their current state, they are quite beautiful and the sight of them has definitely lifted my spirits.

Another sight worth seeing was a handful of runner beans. One of my colleagues loves them and so I will present them to her tomorrow.

The Chinese cabbage even seem to have survived the recent caterpillar attack and some of the tomatoes are turning a yellowy green. Last but not least, the blackberries are coming in thick and fast, so I’ve frozen a nice little store for winter. Better eat up the last of the spring cabbage to make room for all the other garden goodies!

© Helen Butt, September 2014


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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5 Responses to Early September Garden

  1. Thank you for sharing have a blessed day Helen

  2. Nice shot of the garden! I am amazed how much you have accomplished this summer in the garden. Black berries sound delicious…
    Have a nice evening!

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