NEW VISITORS AND A GIVEAWAY
There's been new visitors to the patch recently, including this fluffed-up blackbird fledgling and a young fox - one of two, who seems quite content to lie on top of empty flowerpots!
There's been new visitors and followers to my blog too, so thank you.
To mark this I'm having a giveaway!
As all you gardeners will know, Autumn is an ideal time to be adding plants to your garden, and to plan ahead for next season.
With this in mind my prize is a copy of 200 Great Perennials, a neat little book, full of expert tips, practical advice and inspiration.
No garden should be without a perennial or two, so what I'd like you to do is to name one you would recommend every garden should have.
I'm leaving the giveaway open to all who visit my blog, from the UK and overseas, and also those who haven't ever left a comment before.
I'll pick out a winner on 7th August, so please get your suggestions in as soon as you can.