It's a wee while since I joined Cathy for In a Vase On Monday over at Rambling In The Garden. Summer holidays, trips out and life in general got in the way. Not that it's been a particularly good summer for the garden - too much rain and not enough sunshine so it seems summer's end came early.
Whilst I haven't been posting photos of vases on a Monday I have still been filling the house with flowers. I did, however, take photos of the vases so I thought I'd share a few with you here today.
As you can see the rain didn't ruin everything. The sweet peas are still going strong, as are some of the roses, but frost is forecast and sadly that will bring an end to them. In the meantime, I'll continue to bring them indoors and enjoy their wonderful perfume.
We've struggled to keep up with the garden during the summer and only partly because of holidays and trips away. The truth is, and I don't mind admitting it, that we are getting old; my husband Alan is 79 and troubled with arthritic knees, and in a few weeks I'll be 70 and simply not as able as I once was. Because of this we did have a couple of guys in to help with the hedge trimming and pruning. They also removed a very old, and ugly, fir tree that was growing too close to a beautiful rowan (Sorbus aucuparia). It was doing some damage so it had to go to save the rowan. That sorted out we've been able to catch up with most of the easier gardening jobs before winter sets in.
I'm off to Wales for the weekend which probably means I won't have time to fill a vase for Monday next. We'll be into October by the following week and I wonder what the garden will be offering up then - possibly not sweet peas.
In the meantime, I wish you all happy gardening,