The weather in October was far better than normal, with temperatures reaching 23°C on several days. There was also less rain than is normal for the month and if was official – the warmest summer since records began.
There was still colour in the garden. (2014/10/06)
Dahlias seem to have played a major part in bringing colour into the garden. (2014/10/06)
Dahlia – this one has flowered for the first time after several years of being swamped by other plants. (2014/10/06)
Even towards the end of the month the Dahlias were still doing well. (2014/10/25)
Sunburst Dahlia (2014/10/25)
Yellow Dahlia (2014/10/25)
We were still picking raspberries towards the end of October. (2014/10/25)
The white roses are still blooming. (2014/10/25)
Coronilla, which usually flowers the whole year through. (2014/10/25)
Shoo Fly plant (Nicanda physalodes) certainly lives up to its name and keeps the flies away.
The Dahlias have eventually succumbed to the wind. (2014/10/25)
Autumn colours (2014/10/25)
Grapes under our pergola. The birds ate most of them! (2014/10/25)
The end of the month and George is having lunch in the garden. (2014/10/25)
Secret Garden – Adagio