Although I am a huge fan of the warmth of the summer sunshine, I must confess that I love the colours of the autumn even more. Just looking out of my window at home I can see various different shades of green, yellow, orange and red – it is like a triumphant and colourful finale to the summer.
Nature truly is awe inspiring, although I am not quite so enamoured by the dark mornings, early sunsets and general dampness that this time of year brings.
In just a couple of weeks most of the beautiful leaves will be lying trodden underfoot and winter will be well and truly upon us, particularly as the clocks go back this weekend. Next thing we know it will be Christmas and of course the countdown has now started in earnest on QVC.
Talking of nature, I am delighted to report that I have finally managed to nurture a Phalanopsis Orchid to produce a new shoot of flowers after the original one had died away. Not only is one shoot in full flower, there is another one in bud. I was only remarking on a Peony Flowers show a couple of months ago about my lack of success with this particular plant and now it has proved me wrong!
It's not that I am not green fingered, it's just that I am not great with house plants and often forget to water them! The picture of the cyclamen is the exception to the rule.
This plant has been in my care since it was gifted to Sophie by her then boyfriend's parents after an operation she had over seven years ago.
Many times I have only noticed it has not been watered when the flowers droop dramatically and yet it produces these pretty pink blooms almost year round!
Must dash now to water the rest of my house plants and to get ready for work tonight. Diamonique Day launches at midnight with a beautiful TSV ring and watch out for a rather lovely watch too.
Have a great weekend,