No, I’m not superstitious about the number 13 🙂
The alien pods have opened.
And just because I can, a couple of arty close-ups:
Well, pretty much. Just a selection of the colourful things happening at the moment – we have asters:
These are the new perennial ones:
And the annuals look fantastic mixed with the clary:
And shiny black Hypericum berries:
Meanwhile these lilies look like some kind of weird alien pod:
Do you think I should be worried?!
I popped over to see Mum yesterday afternoon. She’d said over the phone that she had a few things in the garden she had to show me, so I was keen to see how it was looking.
The first was a begonia – neither of us particularly likes begonias but the corms were free so we gave them a go. Mum’s are further long than mine as I started mine later. Hers are in flower (well, some of them are) and are quite pretty, if you like begonias of course!
Then she wanted me to see the thalictrum – something I’ve never grown, but it’s very pretty so I might have to find a spot for one. From a distance you can see a cloud of little purple flowers, and close up it looks like this:
Finally, the echinacea, which was being visited by a very busy bee!
This weekend I had intended to get out and do a few things in the garden but it didn’t happen. Maybe next week instead! Thankfully most things are taking care of themselves at the moment, but there is always a bit of weeding and deadheading, isn’t there?