How delicate petals seem at this time of year. Too soft and gentle to withstand rough weather. Too colourful, too pretty, against other plants which are drying out and brown. On my kitchen window sill sits a pot of Burts Bees almond and milk hand cream, it brought to mind an old TV advert for a certain cream where a brown dried out leaf sprang back to life. Now imagine if that were possible.
This is Dahlia Labyrinth.
Let’s hope the weather is not too drastic. Pop over to Cathy to see what other vases are around this week. There are sure to be plenty of lovely flowers to see.
Coreopsis moonbeam, David Austin Roses, Erigeron, in a vase on Monday, Molinia nia Transparent, Nassella tenuissima, papaver somniferum Black Single, persicaria affinis, rose a shropshire lad, sanguisorba canadensis, stipa tenuissima, Tuesday View, Verbena bonariensis
Evening all. First off a Vase to join Cathy. I am late for In a Vase on Monday but I hope I will be forgiven.
These are roses from David Austin, rose ‘A Shropshire Lad’ with dahlias from Sarah Raven and opium poppy. ‘Black Single’.
Now to my Tuesday view. Cathy Of words and herbs , rather than rambling Cathy who hosts IAVOM, encourages us to record a view in our gardens throughout the year. It is both a useful record and interesting to see the impact the weather and seasons are having on our chosen spot.
White sticks of self sown Sanguisorba canadensis mingling where they choose.
Today has been lovely but in exposed parts ( the garden, not me) there was a nip to the air. Autumn is coming in fast now. We need to make the most of these last flowers of Summer before the scene turns brown and crisp.
Erigeron, stipa, now known as Nassella tenuissima, verbena bonariensis.
Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’
The blue glass bottles, for bottled water, were brought back in my luggage from a recent holiday in Andalusia. Too nice to just throw away, regular readers may recognise this from Silent Sunday yesterday. Thank you if you are a regular.
A few of the great performers this season namely marigold Calendula. Such a fresh orange colour.
So these are what I am enjoying today as I sit at my table working. I am sharing them with you and Cathy of course. Have a good week wherever you happen to be. D.
Today a large raised bed around the side of the garage was built.
As you can see these pictures were taken at the end of the day, the evening light illuminating the three Horse chestnut trees. It has been mild today and sunny but there is an edge to the wind to remind us that is October.
Summer is hanging on, the continual flowering rose A Shropshire Lad is looking good against the rather lime toned foliage of Catalpa.
So back to the left over sleeper. Well while cutting the grass it came to me, a bench!
A good days work, thanks.
These were all planted this year and I am very pleased with progress. The astrantias were slow to pull away but once they did they have more than tripled their size. Such a charming cushion of a bloom, perfect for a vase and an essential for a garden border to my mind.
Added to this little group is Percy. This Percy is Firetail, Persicaria amplexus Firetail and Verbena bonariensis. I am happy with this little group and hope you like them too. Have a great week and be sure to check out the Monday vases with Cathy at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/
inspire and discover - all photographs by christina wilson
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