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January Blooms

Today I spotted a Snowdrop from the kitchen window and when I went to get a photo realised that there are also some Grape Hyacinths hiding in the border and, then,  among the Primrose flowers, a remarkable translucent bloom.

 

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Happiness Calendar and Colour on November 1st

To upload a bigger version, go to their page, Action for Happiness.

The wind and rain of recent days have reduced the colour in the garden but there are still odd flowers around providing welcome pops of colour.

 

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View Through a Rainy Window

Rain all day – a day for catching up on jobs.

View over the back garden on a very wet day

 

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Mid October Garden

Some flowers for you today……

Lady Betty Balfour Clematis

Fabulous multi-headed Sunflowers, baby plant given to us by Daughter No 3

Next door’s Nasturtiums come visiting which we love. Spot the lady Betty Balfour too.

 

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Our Garden Today

Recovery day today after a hectic few days with LiveWires – just a couple of photos from the garden for you.

 

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Granny’s Bonnets, Clematis and More

The flowers over the arch in the vegetable garden are doing well – Clematis up each side and Aquilegeas at the base of one side.

There are lots more self sown Aquilegeas around the garden.  I love them all.

 

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Clematis, Day Lily and Lily Pots

We love our purple Clematis – this one is in my Suffragette garden but flowers more next door than for us!

I love the colour combination of this Day Lily with the Agapanthus.

Lovely colour combination

Our Lily pots are at their best.

Lilies and more Lilies

 

 

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Six on Saturday – on Sunday

There is an early Autumnal feel in the air despite the occasional warmth of the sun.

1.  We have been eating beans for a couple of weeks but now there are more than we can deal with so, having made pints of Runner Bean Soup,  I have today made a big batch of Fagiolata, as suggested by our lovely neighbour. The purple beans looked lovely against the red of the tomatoey, oniony, garlicky sauce though as soon as they were cooking, they became green.

2.   The Crinodendron always delights at this time of year with some crimson flowers still, the glorious pearl-filled seed pods and the tiny new flowers just starting.

3.  The Dahlias come into their own in late August.  I  love  them  with  the white  Cosmos.There’s  our  Welly  Dog  in the  background.

4.  Hydrangea Petiolaris is even more gorgeous as it turns from white to russet.

5.  New plantings of Pak Choi and Winter Lettuce in the edible trough are beginning to come through. The upside-down hanging basket frames are to protect the seedlings from next-door’s cats.

6. We have cut the Gladioli to have indoors as the wind has not been treating them well.

If you would like to join in Six on Saturday, (or even Sunday) go and visit The propagator.

 

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Six on Saturday – On Sunday

A day late as I was busy all day yesterday hearing about the climate emergency and how we can each be doing our bit.
July is turning out to be a month of abundance, many more blooms that I remember from last year. Perhaps I have been more vigilant about feeding and certainly the sun and rain mix has been beneficial.

1.  Day Lilies

Day Lilies

2.  Alium with bees

3.   Trailing Begonia called Million Kisses. We had these in all the chimneys and pots the year of our Golden Wedding.

One Million Kisses begonia in an old chimney cowl

4   Clematis and Dahlia in Suffragette colours – in the back garden, not in my Suffragette garden in the front.

Dahlias and Clematis

5.   Agapanthus

Agapanthus

6.  Poppy Seeds to save.  There have been dozens of Poppies, all from seed saved last year and we have labelled the ones we like the best for harvesting this year.

Frilly red poppy

To see those who were on time with the SoS challenge, visit the propagator

 

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Six on Saturday – After July Rain

The garden has been parched for weeks so the heavy rain of the last couple of days has been very welcome, except where it has beaten flowers down, showing us too (as the Propagator confesses) to be too sanguine about staking the tall plants. Reminder to self – do better next year!   I love the photographic opportunity that raindrops provide.

1.  Yorkshire Fog – covered in raindrop jewels.

Yorkshire Fog grass

2.   Bill Mackenzie Clematis

Bill Mackenzie Clematis

3. Bill Mackenzie seed head

Bill Mackenzie seed head

4.  Agapanthus – these are having the most amazing year. We have at least 30 blooms on their way.

Agapanthus

5.  Clematis Warsaw Nike

Clematis Warsaw Nike

6.  Nasturtium Verve

Nasturtium Verve

To see lots more of Six on Saturday, visit The Propagator’s blog and read comments and get links to gardens and gardeners around the world.

 

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