We’re due frosts this week. Not that they ever really hit my sheltered little corner of back green … but, ‘gather ye rosebuds while ye may’, says the poem.
So I gathered the rosebuds. I also gathered the dahlias, the salvias, and the sweetpeas. Yes, I did say sweetpeas, which are still merrily producing long-stemmed blooms.
It was all starting to look a bit too summery for this time of year, so some yellowing-leaved tree branches and cotoneaster berries helped to make it seasonal.
Soon it will be time to cut down the dahlias and mulch well for winter. The roses are being pruned tomorrow. Who knows when the sweetpeas will stop producing and make their way to the compost heap?
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, and today is her third anniversary of creating this wonderful challenge. Do have a look at her page and see what autumnal blooms and branches have made it into hers and other people’s vases on this bright, cold day.