Category Archives: Autumn

Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: the Good, the Bad and…..the Ugly

The transition from summer to autumn, heralded by yesterday’s Autumnal Equinox, invariably produces a range of foliage scenarios, some of them downright ugly. Some plants just do not die down gracefully, but I have to say that there is not … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mixed Messages

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: The Gingerbread Boy

It reminds me of the story of the Gingerbread Boy, where Fox has tricked him and is carrying him over the river on his back but begins to eat him, bit by bit, with Gingerbread Boy squeaking “Help – I … Continue reading

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Knock Knock

Defiant dahlias Poised and erect Vibrantly alive Hold their breath And wait. Pale sunshine Bathes Their anxious hearts But fails To warm, To quell Their fears Of sudden demise. Senses alert, Ears pricked, They wait For the inevitable, When Dr … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Homing In Again

There’s nothing like a few days away to rev up the eagerness for rambling in the garden, even at the end of October. Sadly it was dark when we got home yesterday and although I rambled I didn’t see a … Continue reading

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Winding Down?

Clearing the greenhouse of tomato plants certainly seemed to herald the start of the garden winding down – the photo does not, however, show the piles of green and not-quite-so green tomatoes laid out on the staging on the other … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Wisteria Clan Tartan

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The Leaf Police Dismisseth Us

The trees get dressed Each year in spring, Their finest frocks And glitziest bling, Till fully clothed They stand serene In varying shades Of fashionable green. All summer long They stand and preen Till autumn comes And sets the scene. … Continue reading

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October Foliage: Yellow

Although Christina is not in her Hesperides Garden at the moment and is instead experiencing autumn in the UK countryside she is still hosting this month’s Garden Bloggers Foliage Day. We can therefore be thankful to her for encouraging us … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: The Secret

Butter yellow Copper Burnished bronze Green And gold, The witch hazels Are the first, Quietly turning The page From summer To autumn. Glowing In the mellowness Of late afternoon sun They watch The others Cling to Summer finery Without envy, … Continue reading

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