Okay so we might be very nearly in autumn now but here it is, my summer in the garden blog post, featuring plants, flowers and more general zoomed out photos of the garden than I’ve ever posted on here before… plus a collage of wildlife photos just because.
I put a few solar lights in next to the rockery recently (the camper van and car are new additions as well) the lights were on sale, only 75p each from Sainsbury’s, such a bargain! One of the lights isn’t lit up in the second photo, I forgot to turn it on when I was putting them in, it’s working okay now though. There’s a small light up stairway as well which reflects more of a yellowy colour.
How cool is this strawberry solar light? We got it from the garden centre a while ago.
Love these pink and yellow flowers.
We had a lot of wild poppies in our garden this year, they were all along the walled area in the side garden.
A mixture of purple flowers including a photo of one of the lavender plants.
A collage of wildlife photos – a young blackbird we nicknamed Speckles, I’m pretty sure it was her that landed on my window one afternoon (second pic from the top left), probably trying to get my attention to put more food out! A couple of sparrows hanging out, a young wood pigeon, speaking of wood pigeons they have recently taken to waiting by the house for dinner, you have to go at their pace (walk very slowly) but even they wait around when we go outside, they can be in the food area not a bit bothered when we go over (it takes a few minutes sometimes just waiting for them to move so we can actually put the food down haha). Speckles flew down to me when I was putting food out the other day as well, they’re so cute. If you look closely at the photo of the grasshopper I think it’s got its tongue sticking out!
We haven’t done that well with our fruit this year, I really don’t know what happened to the gooseberry bush but it seemed to be going over before the fruit was even starting to ripen. Here is a Tayberry though and a couple of other, non-fruit flowers.
What’s been your favourite thing about the outdoors this summer?