the fifth of November. Because ?
Oh yes, the gunpowder plot.
That's where we English celebrate the anniversary of a plan that was a complete and utter failure.
This cyclamen was a gift from my neighbour, and it's been flowering its socks off for the past few weeks. Not that it had any socks. When it finishes flowering, or just before severe frost (whichever comes first) I will be bringing it under cover until next spring. Cyclamen come in two distinct types; the hardy ones that are planted in the garden, and the florist types like this one that require winter protection.
A little cooler today, but still quite pleasant despite being dull and cloudy. The sparrows were making a lot of noise in the garden today. Know not why.