It's the end of a season at this Surrey Flower farm. We havn't yet had a frost, - it's the 21st of October, and there isn't one forecast at the moment for the rest of the week, but the rain has started to beat down some of the flowers that up until a couple of weeks ago had still been fantastic.
In the background of the picture, the Cosmos, Rudbeckias and Dahlias are all in colour, - but the front is where the season change is most obvious. - Under those nets, are Sweet Williams, Honesty, Hesperis and Wallflowers all tucked in for early flowering next year.
Just out of sight, are the 2 beds of Bulbs. - Over 600 Scented Narsissus, and Alliums were planted at the weekend, to join the hundreds from last year. Next Month, a 1000 Tulips will join them.
But it isn't all over for the year.
The candy pink of the Nerine's is shining out in my Polytunnel, and every day more Chrysanthemums colour up to join them. - This week's star is the green Froggy.
As the clocks change next week, i'm looking forward to less early morning picking, but there will still be plenty of planting to do, and the weeding........