These early autumn mornings provide a gentle start to the day. The dew is heavy, revealing night-time high-jinx on the lawn. The mist takes a couple of hours to burn off and as the sun rises the soft light enhances the droplet heavy foliage and flowers. The intensity of summer has receded and has been replaced with a calmness.
A good day in the garden and out of the garden. This morning I visited TT at Foamlea and took cuttings of some of their goodies including Phlomis “Sunningdale Gold”, Phlomis “Upton” and Lonicera japonica ‘Aureoreticulata’, all great beauties. We had a package of exotic plants from Tropical Britain and a delivery of spring bulbs.
I am optimistic that next year will be truly great. Please remind me of these sentiments when, in the middle of winter when the rain has fallen for weeks and the sun hasn’t touched us for months, I am feeling a little low.