Did you see that lovely sky last night? Stunning. This snap was taken on my phone and looking at it this morning I am surprised at how colourful it was.
I have been very poor at updating you with my Tuesday View and taking part with Cathy and other bloggers sharing their view.
On 6 November I took these pictures. There had been a frost overnight and the morning was bright and crisp.
The Molinia Transparent looked very beautiful in the sunshine and the carpet below looked colourful. Persicaria affinis dusted with frost.
The frost looked pretty.
One of those beautiful days to make us grateful to be alive.
Not sure the nasturtiums were feeling the love.
Persicaria affinis spreading nicely
Erigeron is spreading around the gravel
It is a beautiful time of year yet I think there is definitely an Autmnal look to these pictures. Yikes, Autumn is around the corner.
Harvest and Autumn approaches.
Take a look at Cathys lovely blog as she is the host of the Tuesday view.
Echinops and Coreopsis in front of Molinia Transparent.
On the edge of this border is a carpet of Persicaria affinis. This ground covering form has engulfed the tiny but very pretty Thalictrum. Look carefully you can just see the delicate foliage poking through.
While I am preparing this post to share with Cathy our lovely host of the Tuesday View, I thought I could also share my recent project.
At the bottom of my garden there was a patio which was not very pretty, having served as a base for some sheds to store bedding for the goats. I noticed that as it was west facing it was the perfect spot to catch the evening sun. Under the trees, it seemed the perfect place for a bench. Alas it was not to be as the birds sat in the trees above and well made rather a mess. Quickly the seating was relocated and I made a mental note to get the patio taken up.
Then when out and about I spotted a shelter for smokers in a pub garden and that got me thinking ( not smoking). Four posts and a lid that would do the job keeping the err debris off. The seed planted in my mind I started to look on line for something suitable. Then I came across EW Carter working on a tree house. After a brief discussion the plan was on.
After a swift topping out drink there was a pause pending my painting the cladding. Sadolin to match the building around us was applied to weatherboards. Never again, such a tedious task and so tricky as the wet boards were too long to stand up in the garage. Yawn. Anyway it got done and Ed returned to apply the cladding.
Then Ed returned to instal bench seating , again in sweet chestnut.
Oil lamps given to us years ago by Brother Dorris have a new home and citronella candles provide any lighting. An indoor/ outdoor mat from ikea disguise the slabs and a group of cushions and throws serve to make a comfy hideaway.
Now if the weather would only improve …..
Ammi majus, Bupleurum rotundifolium, cheers, cornflower black ball, cornflower polka dot mix, cornflowers, Dahlia Arabian Night, Dahlia mignon.mixed, Echinops, in a vase on Monday, Persicaria amplexicaulis Firetail, tankard, Verbena bonariensis
Today’s Vase is actually a beer glass and the flowers are a pleasing selection, well pleasing to my eye, apologies if not to your taste. They are from my homegrown patch, which was a large patch of bare soil just a few months ago, onto which I planted a few seeds.
There are Dahlia mignon and Arabian Night, Ammi majus, Verbena bonariensis and the lime green of Bupleurum rotundifolium.
Now pop over to Cathy and take a look at the other Monday vases. They will not disappoint.
Cathy is the host of this lovely weekly feature and those of us who take part or who read the posts know all about the exquisite selection home grown flowers can offer. With this in mind I would like to share my British bunch, grown and picked by me. Just as normal really!
The centrepiece to the bunch is an extraordinarily dark lily. I grow a number of lilies in a raised bed and just leave them to it. This year the lily beetle has found them and I had to strip the leaves as they were covered in a black gunk. The flower seems to be untouched so I think it’s fair to say I got away with that one.
I cannot praise this (David Austin) rose enough, it’s a firm favourite. It picks up the orange lily bud in a soft tone of orange to which I have added a few sprigs of vibrant purple Verbena bonariensis and some soft green grey poppy seed heads.
All that was left was to decide on a vessel. It had to be the orange brown apothecary jar as the colours seem to work.
The weather here is full on Summer reaching a sultry 29 degrees today. Incredible and dare I say it, not very British. The flowers are though.
Today the wind has been blowing about a warming air, full of dust. Not terribly nice and my eyes now feel almost gritty. Through these peepers the view in my garden is looking more colourful than a couple of weeks ago mainly thanks to the Geums.
Joining Cathy with my Tuesday view. It’s a fun way to track progress so do take a look at her blog.D.
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