116. How Does Your Garden Grow?

7am on a September morning

7am on a September morning

This week I've spent offline, forced might I add, as we've had to move out for the week whilst the plumber takes up our floorboards and fits a new central heating system and pipework. Ah the joys of building work...

And so this weeks photos were taken yesterday morning at 7am in the dew-filled Grandad's garden, as that's where we are staying this week - where there is no mobile signal or internet ( I am coping, just).  I snuck out in my PJs, took some photos and slunk back in to seek warmth - it was 6 degrees outside, another big sign that Summer is in the process of packing it's bags to leave us.

Hydrangea with cobweb

Hydrangea with cobweb

The morning light streams over Grandad's paddock onto his garden

The morning light streams over Grandad's paddock onto his garden

Overlooking Penn Common to the front of the house

Overlooking Penn Common to the front of the house

Outside the greenhouse...

This beast is still growing and has doubled in size since last week!

This beast is still growing and has doubled in size since last week!

Dahlias

Dahlias

Inside the greenhouse...

Seed pods

Seed pods

Onions drying

Onions drying

Onions

Onions

Onions

Onions

I love how unpretentious Grandad's garden is, it's beautiful but it's homely and inviting and right now it oozes Autumn.

Squirrels have been having a field day with the hazelnuts this year

Squirrels have been having a field day with the hazelnuts this year

Berries overhang the hazelnut shells

Berries overhang the hazelnut shells

Chestnut

Chestnut

Wood-shed

Wood-shed

Morning milk bottles sit awaiting someone to break the foil tops

Morning milk bottles sit awaiting someone to break the foil tops

I have managed to infiltrate our house today so that I can read and comment on the posts linked up, so I'll be snuggled up in a corner amidst the dust and mayhem as the plasterer, plumber, electrician and builder work. Boy oh boy after  4 days offline I really am in dire need of some garden loveliness to raise my spirits and give me a little respite from decision making about skirting board, tiles and paint. It's all terribly exciting but it's a lot of hard work and upheaval at the present and I'm flagging a bit!

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: An ode to a broad bean, homegrown and homemade chutney, a scarecrow in need of assistance, roadside distractions, cowboys bums *sniggers* and Winter Gardens.

Manneskjur