I haven't been able to join in with Cathy's In A Vase On Monday for a week or two but was determined to do my best today. It's an absolutely gorgeous autumnal day here, sunny with just a nip in the air to let me know that soon winter will be here and the summer flowers will have gone. Indeed, I've started cutting down some now as they are going over and looking less than their best. At the same time I'm saving seeds as they are ripening in readiness for next year.
The lily heads are enormous when fully open.
A few readers have asked whether the everlasting sweet pea is perfumed. Sadly, no. However the flowers are so beautiful I wouldn't be without them now.
Cornflowers, corn marigolds, poppies, poppy seed heads, oxeye daisies, known as gowans in the part of the world I come from, and zinnias.
Our home is now full of flowers, and their perfume, and showing no signs that it's autumn outside. And it would seem I'm not the only one enjoying a late show of blooms. Cathy, our host for In A Vase On Monday, is feeling flush this week. Do visit her to find out why.
Till next week, happy gardening,