Good Morning

Grass 08.09.2017

There are strange plants growing in my garden sometimes. This looks very extra terrestrial and I have no idea what it is. It looks sort of super grassy and suddenly these strange seeds appeared so of course, take a photo. I assume they were strays from the bird food of last winter that decided to grow.

The weather is getting colder and it is time to drag a few of my plants inside that have spent the summer in the garden. I have two avocados in pots which I grew from their stones and they are more accustomed to warmer weather, so I must find them a comfortable place in the living room. There is also a poinsettia, which I almost gave up, but throughout the summer it has recovered and who knows, I might get nice red leaves for Christmas. Not to forget my Christmas cactus that has produced many new leaves and hopefully will develop some flowers eventually.

My hedges also need cutting in the garden. After the building work is completed in about six weeks (if we are lucky) there is a gardener organised to put my garden back to how it should be. Workman boots have managed to trample my lawn and left it with some bare patches. There is a complete small flower bed that is now just desert and the bordering hedge plant was sawn off.  It is all organised in the renovation plan and costs that the gardener will restore everything to how it was before the attack in April, so in the great words of Mr. Swiss “wait and see”. He said that about Donald Trump as well, and we are still waiting but have seen nothing.

Bipper Lisi Railway 08.09 (5)

When we approached our settlement on the way home from the shopping trip yesterday, we had to wait at the railway barrier for the train to pass. Another opportunity for a road train photo, I have many. It is a useful train because it takes us to the main station in Solothurn in a matter of 5-10 minutes where we have connections to the rest of the world, at least Switzerland. It serves the villages along our main road with a half hour service. By looking at this photo I notice that one of our neighbours has actually planted a Swiss flag in the garden which I had never noticed before. Perhaps it is just a remainder from our 1st August National Day celebrations.

And now to move on, there are things to do and places to go with my vacuum cleaner. Today nothing special is planned, but who knows. Perhaps I might drag myself out further afield.

Echinacea 08.09.2017

I will leave you with the pathetic remains of my Echinacea, also known as Cone Flowers. Yes slowly but surely the flowers have decided to retreat for the Winter.

Have a good week-end, and those that must work for the rest of us, try to make the most of it.

7 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. The sounds of lawnmowers can be heard all over the land. We aren’t clipping today, but I think pretty much everyone else in the neighborhood is. It is a shaggy time of year for gardens. Lots of seeds ready to spread next years crop of whatever.

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    • We had to give up with the lawn mower this year eventually, but it had not really grown as much as usual. We at last had a manageable little lawn thanks to our mowey who did it all by himself. Mowey stayed in the cellar this year and we will have to see what can be saved when the builders eventually move off to their happy hunting grounds.


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