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cottageinskye 2015-09-30 22:10:00

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It has been such a strange summer for the garden. We are having lovely weather at last - but it is September - the plants are confused as it was so wet in July and August.
I have autumn primroses and gentians out along with foxgloves - seems very odd.
They look lovely no matter what month it is.




cottageinskye 2015-09-30 22:10:00

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

It has been such a strange summer for the garden. We are having lovely weather at last - but it is September - the plants are confused as it was so wet in July and August.
I have autumn primroses and gentians out along with foxgloves - seems very odd.
They look lovely no matter what month it is.




cottageinskye 2015-09-30 22:06:00

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Took this photo on the way to Breakish from Portree. Such a nice cloud pattern.

cottageinskye 2015-09-30 22:06:00

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

Took this photo on the way to Breakish from Portree. Such a nice cloud pattern.

cottageinskye 2015-09-03 22:13:00

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

I am pleased with this window box this year. It has a good variety of colours and has lasted well. I grew the petunias myself from bought seed and the nasturtiums are from seed I saved last year.

I love also the colour of the agapanthus flowers - they are at their best just now.

cottageinskye 2015-09-03 22:13:00

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

I am pleased with this window box this year. It has a good variety of colours and has lasted well. I grew the petunias myself from bought seed and the nasturtiums are from seed I saved last year.

I love also the colour of the agapanthus flowers - they are at their best just now.

cottageinskye 2015-08-20 21:59:00

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

There is lots of meadowsweet around this year so I picked some to try making tea with it. It says the leaves and flowers make a mild though rather woody tasting tea that combines well with spices.

You can add honey and cinnamon to improve taste and soothe sore throats. Might be useful in the winter!



cottageinskye 2015-08-20 21:59:00

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

There is lots of meadowsweet around this year so I picked some to try making tea with it. It says the leaves and flowers make a mild though rather woody tasting tea that combines well with spices.

You can add honey and cinnamon to improve taste and soothe sore throats. Might be useful in the winter!



Summer flowers in spite of the rain

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

Despite this being one of the worst summers since 1985 we do have some lovely flowers out just now. The foxgloves are lovelywith the canterbury bells with the candelabra primulas. I am keeping the seed for the primulas as I love seeing them at this time of year and they are very easy to germinate.
I think the clour of the monkshood with the foxgloves is my favourite.




Sage flowering on the herb spiral

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in blog | Comments Off

The sage is flowering beautifully just now on the herb spiral Alasdair made. We also have thyme, Rosemary and chives in it.