As this is only the first time I have had flowers in my garden at this time of year, I assumed that they didn’t appear at the end of September (in a Northern country in the Northern hemisphere). However, clearly they do, as the third batch of phacelia I sowed, back in July, has started to flower.
There are also gladioli and cosmos which are still flowering – and I think I have managed to successfully fertilise another pumpkin. This I am watching every day to see if it grows or falls off, since the last attempts to get a second fruit didn’t work. Basically, the fruit before appeared to grow but even at the size of the one pictured above they fell off. So, as with so much that goes on in the garden, fingers crossed. It is going to be hard not to dig into the pumpkin I already have ripening on the patio before Halloween, so another would be a brilliant bonus.
© Helen Butt, September 2014