Category Archives: Autumn

End of Month View: the Clocks Go Back, and the Months Move Forward

Anticipating a wet day today, I took the photographs and video for this end of month post yesterday, a good move as we had some really heavy rain this morning – it was barely light until late morning but then … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Witches

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Six on Saturday: Fruitful

After flowering non-stop since June, and still sporting an odd bloom, climbing rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ is now covered in hips, creating a striking silhouette even against today’s grey sky. Such an undemanding rose, it is never deadheaded and will be … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Time to Push Up the Daisies?

Whilst clearing the contents of the cutting beds, I have sometimes hesitated, holding back the secateurs and erring on the side of caution and leaving some of the annuals a little longer; calendula have fallen into this category although really … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Onset of Decay

Contrasting with the splashes of colour featured in ‘Blooming September’ yesterday, today’s vase focuses on the onset of decay that follows the abundance and glories of summer, with a single bloom of Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ and stems of Persicaria ‘Fat … Continue reading

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Blooming September

I have forgotten in so many months of late to do any kind of overview of what is blooming in the garden, always an interesting exercise to enable comparisons from year to year. Only just over halfway through September, I … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Always Something to Do

Hairdressers and barbers may now be closed again here in England due to Lockdown #2, but trimming of the hedge still continues, and the Golfer has moved on to the section that needs most work, that behind the special snowdrop … Continue reading

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End of a Leafy Month View

October has been an increasingly leafy month and a wet one too, with our weather monitor telling us it has been the wettest month of the year so far, with 140mm of rain (5.5inches). Unlike February which was nearly as … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Silhouettes and Structures

A wet and windy Saturday will no doubt add to the increasing accumulation of leaves around the garden, but if the rain eases off I might begin sweeping later in the day, bagging leaves to provide the anticipated leaf mould … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Come Inside…

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