The humble houseplant is enjoying something of a trendy revival at the moment as a stylish home styling accessory.
All but a few Leeks remain to be lifted from this year's harvest so it's a great time of year to look back over the successes and challenges of the growing season.
With their tall, spiky, green stems and funnel shaped flowers which burst into beautiful blooms in a myriad of colours, gorgeous Gladioli are definitely the glamour queens of the late Summer, early Autumn garden!
Crisp, clear mornings, dew on the grass and some hard frost this week: Autumn is most definitely starting to bite! And yet, many little gems are still proudly defying the seasonal changes and continuing to bloom their head off!
You may think of a bright, orange Pumpkin as little more than the traditional decoration for Halloween but think again: it is also an incredibly nutritious food and as the flesh from inside the pumpkin as well as the seeds, leaves and flowers can all be eaten, it makes it a vegetable which will more than cover the return you put in for growing it.
My #SixonSaturday this week comes from the south east coast of Cyprus. One of the things I love most about going on holiday is seeing all the unusual plants and flowers in bloom!
If you are new to growing your own crops, then you may have heard people talk about green manure without having a clue about what it is or what it does? Green Manure may not sound very pleasant but it is a wonderous medium for the health of your soil and subsequent crops.
It may be most definitely Autumn now but there is still so much to behold in the garden if we can but find it, in between the showers!