September, and a lot of pottering gets done both in the garden and potager.
There is the daily picking and savouring of woodland strawberries,
these strawberries may be tiny but their taste is great, not to mention scrumptious.
At this time of year there are blackberries, oodles of them and the picking is great,
and so is stuffing your face with them, or making jam, but they do have one slight drawback ...
September is also the month when I start harvesting grapes,
and having to munch my way through mountains of them. Quite a job, especially as it's not the only chore eating-wise, as is shown here
Lurking in the potager there is still more food waiting to be eaten,
a lot more.
Watch it vegs, from above you it devours.
In between all that masticating I manage to cram in the odd spot of weeding from time to time, with the charming assistance of Maine Coon Vita,
who enjoys weeding tremendously.Yours truly less so.
Pottering is frankly not what it's cracked up to be as I am daily ambushed by vast amounts of flowers demanding to be picked and artistically arranged in various containers.
So, what is a poor gardener to do?
Fortunately I have help with all the flower arranging that needs to be done.
Russian Blue Merlin, never afraid to lend a paw when it's needed, is a true artist when it comes to flower arranging, bless him.
And here he's resting after a strenuous job well done.
Things are spinning out of control in the garden. Regular visitors have already seen my corn that was high as a giraffe's eye, the ginormous Gaura in the new border and now this, shoulder high Zinnias on the rampage.
Really, what is that all about? Are we in for a spot of Attack From the Giant Zinnias, lurking in a garden near you? There is definite need of some control in the garden and luckily there is sister Spider
and doggy Tara to lend a paw/whatsit with keeping the wildlife in check
But between you, me and that clambering clematis over there, it's a mug's game as the Bliss garden is simply teeming with wildlife.
All of the above explains quite well why lately I haven't been blogging as often as I used to, as there is so much, too much in fact, on my plate.
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