autumn has arrived when the Michaelmas Daisies (Asters) start to flower
the Ice Plant (Sedum) also
The Hydrangea is going dusky - I love this stage and usually pick them at this point for the house.
Fairy rings in the lawn
The temperature is dipping, 8C today, and its raining again - I had hoped to go in the garden this afternoon - luckily I took the photos this morning.
The heating is on at work but we are resisting at home, its just too early. The forecast is for us to be back in the mid 20's next week, so we will see. Clothing is another problem, bare legs are too cold, but tights and boots seem a step too far. I'm going down the Capri pant and layers route, ankles/feet are cold, but I'm not plunged into winter yet!
There is still some colour in the garden, though looking at these pics its mainly yellow, with the odd lonely rose. The wall pots and hanging baskets are looking straggly, so will be consigned to the compost soon
The apple trees are full, we have 3 eating varieties and 2 Bramley cooking apple trees, we need to starting juicing or they will go to waste, we just can't eat them quick enough.
The fig tree is laden, but sadly unless we get a miracle these will all go to waste as they are still not ripe, anyone know what we can do with them?
I got a request for a couple of pairs of knitted slippers yesterday, along with the yarn to knit them. I had planned to add them to the list but decided when faced with more stocking stitch last night to whip these up. They are adult size I promise, just look a bit small here. The first pair is being knitted in Wendy Mistral chunky - a wool/acrylic/polyester mix
the 2nd pair in Wendy Narvik, also chunky - acrylic/mohair/wool/polyester mix. I love a quick project and these are just that. 30 stitches, 8" of garter stitch, then K2tog for 2 rows. Draw up the toe, fold in half length ways and do a small seam up the front and join back seam. I then cast on 5 stitch at the side for the strap. Job done. They really need some Sock Stop, but as I don't have any by me the recipients can always add it afterwards.