With all this gallivanting off overseas, my garden has had to fend for itself for a while. I have come back to find the front garden in full late-autumn sprawl; the weeds green and luxurious, salvia and plumbago flopping across half the garden, and pretty much everything in need of a good cut back.
The backyard is looking a little more civilised. I’m thrilled with the
Virginia creeper Boston ivy (edit: I thought it was Virginia creeper, but no! Boston ivy) that in the past year has just about covered the wall (I wrote about it last May, here). Give it another year and it will be a solid wall of leaves.