England Tales from the menagerie!

September flowers & Rio

aubergine2A month or so ago I visited a garden centre with a friend, both of us with an eye for a bargain, bought a couple of plants reduced to 50 pence each. I bought a sweet pepper and an aubergine both looked healthy with buds. I came aubergine1home and planted them in the ground. I then decided to do some research and realised they were both greenhouse plants and as I suspected it was very late in the season. I don’t have a greenhouse, but recently bought a plastic cloche from the pound shop to protect the plants as the nights are getting cooler.

rio To see the pretty flowers on the aubergine, a first for me, has been enough of a reward for my initial investment. Rio auberginethinks I bought the plastic cloche for his warmth and comfort.


After taking the above photos, I was walking up the path and the echinacea’s beauty caught my eye – stunning!