Summer seems to have been and gone again and I have to admit that I am now starting to look forward to Autumn although an Indian summer would not be totally unwelcome! During the sunshine my sweet peas produced a few blooms (alas not very many) so I decided to pick them and make a posy for the house. The sweet peas are called Painted Lady and have the most heavenly perfume. I'm always rather anxious when picking flowers from the garden; I can't help but feel like a thief stealing the best blooms from the borders, I don't think I could ever bring myself to pick big bouquets so I settle for little posies.
I didn't do enough staking earlier on in the year and my flower borders are all starting to flop, the borage has shot up and it now rather precariously being held up by some lilac bush trimmings I took earlier in the year. The cornflowers are lovely, but I'm not sure if I will grow them next year as they do tend to look a bit straggly.
I managed to get the photo below of Holly inadvertently, while I was out in the garden propping up the flopping borage. She has a fascination with sticks and I later found out that she is not above pulling out the smaller sticks that I use as plant supports to play with! So I suppose that I was not the only thief in the garden, although one of us definitely felt a lot more guilty than the other!