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When I posted at the end of September I included a photo of the front garden, which I rarely post pictures of.  One of my readers suggested that I post more often on the front garden as it looks interesting so here you go.  It is timely as the planting in the front garden was designed to peak at this time of year. If you look carefully there is a gravel path… Read More

My vase this week contains some late summer perennials which are looking good in the garden at the moment.  I have to admit to being a little mean when I cut flowers in the garden.  I really hate diminishing the display and many of my plants are  to young to produce lots of blooms. This week’s bunch contains some perennial Rudbeckia which arrived in the garden, possibly via bird seed.  One of… Read More

I have been very remiss in participating in recent months in Cathy’s Monday meme – In a Vase on Monday. Life has been so busy at work and at home that it was one thing too many.  Anyway, the various things that have been challenging seem to be moving in a positive direction towards a resolution and I have felt the weights that have weighed me down lifting.  Today, I start two… Read More

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Yellow and being a gardener yellow obviously means flowers so here are some yellow highlights from the garden this year.

Taking the photographs for this post were quite  challenging.  I had forgotten that GBBD was coming up at the weekend so it meant that I had to take photographs either before or after work today.  This only actually gives about a 10 minute window of opportunity in the morning when the light is almost good enough before I go to work as when I get home from work it is dark.  And… Read More

What a thrill just in time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day my passion-flower has flowered.  This variety is Passionflower Perfumed Passion and I can confirm that it certainly does have a good perfume.  This is a tender plant and is in the greenhouse but there is quite a bit in flower in the garden. I have three Echinacea now and they seem to do alright on the slope border.  In fact the… Read More

There is still some colour in the garden most of it hot, like this Fuschia Thalia which has really come into its own in the last week.  I was about to move it into the greenhouse but am risking it outdoors abit longer. The annnual Rudbeckias are still flowering away and seem to have a limitless supple of new buds waiting in the wings.  I take bunches of them into work to… Read More

Its interesting that although there appears to be alot of colour in the garden at the moment it is coming from fewer plants than in previous months.  One of my favourites at this time of year is the Japanese Anemone.  They really sparkling in the twilight and are quite a nice foil to other flowers such as Lobelia Tupa. Another favourite is this Cimicifuga racemosa ‘Atropurpurea’ which has a wonderful scent. Alot… Read More