Margaret Halstead

HI THERE FRIENDS,

WELL, IT'S NOVEMBER,  OC TOBER IS A LINGERING MEMORY OF LOVELY DAYS, WALKING ALONG THE OXFORD CANAL, PICKING CANAL SIDE CRAB APPLES, BERRIES AND HAWS FOR AUTUMN-INSPIRED PHOTOS TO TREASURE.  DAYS OUT, BUSY DAYS AND ACCEPTING THAT OUR ENTENDING SUMMER IS AMAZING AND WE CAN'T QUITE REALLY BELIEVE THE SUMMER WEATHER IS STILL WITH US.  I HOPE ALL OF YOU ENJOYED OUR LONG LASTING SUMMER. ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT. TREASURING THOSE GOLDEN, GLORIOUS AUTUMN DAYS.  HAPPY OCTOBER AND NOW ITS NOVEMBER AND WE'VE HAD SOME GREAT SUMMER-LIKE DAYS, GLORIOUS AUTUMN TINTED LEAVES, DEEP BLUE SKIES AND THE LINGERING SWEET SMELL OF SUMMER.

THIS WEEKEND, WE'VE REMEMBERED ALL THOSE WHO FELL IN THE T WO GREAT WARS AND ALL OTHER CONFLICTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  FOR OUR TOMORROW THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY .  WE WILL REMEMBER THEM - POPPIES FOR EVER -LEST WE FORGET.

AND HEY HO, CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND IT WILL BE GREAT xxx
Plants bought at Upton on Bank Holiday Monday - all destined for my garden at Bodicote.... where I have a wide border bed beneath overe-hanging trees, creating a dry area.  When its hot and sunny, my herbs love being there.

I was going to buy the purple Aster but instead fell for a very pretty Chrysanthemum Branspice, a Japanese Anemone Queen Charlotte and a Scented Pelagonium plus several lavender plants for a friend's garden.

And wild flower gardening of Adderbury ....... at The Rise, Adderbury with Adderbury Parish Council