There is a warming illumination from this September light.
Ornamental gourds, grown from seed, looking so very colourful in my glass pot.
Enjoy your Friday, wherever you are and thanks for reading. D.
I picked some roses yesterday before the rain came. I divided them amongst the old bottles I have. Do you remember having photographs taken as a child and people would say ‘sit still, smile’ thereby immediately making it a stressful experience and not all fun.
As I took the pictures this morning the petals began to drop and I found myself saying ‘sit still’.
‘Shropshire Lad’ was well behaved, smiling nicely for the camera. ‘Morning mist’ obliged nicely.
‘Lark Ascending ‘ was dropping it’s petals in front of my eyes. Oh dear. Not a flattering picture, should have sat still.
Joining our host Cathy this Monday.
Have a good week wherever you are. D.
Aeonium, Aster, Calamagrostis brachytricha, Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster, Rose "Lark Ascending", rose a shropshire lad, September, six on saturday, Succulents, Symphyotrichum Little Carlow
Beautiful Rose, a Shropshire Lad is flowering again. A soft, gentle scent can be detected, deep within the many layers of petals.
Rose Lark Ascending is also flowering, continually to be honest. How gorgeous it is looking in this September light.
Grasses are at their most glorious right now. This is no exception. Calamagrostis brachytricha. My new favourite.
Mind you, I still think Calamagrostis Karl Foerster takes some beating, especially back lit like this.
Last but not least are these delightfully cheery Aster
Now known as Symphyotrichum Little Carlow. How are we supposed to keep up with name changes? Mind boggling.
These are my Six and I have put them together to share with you lovely folk and The Propagator our host.
With one week to go to my NGS opening I fear that the weather will have changed to soggy yuck. These images will be a mere memory.
Right , I need to get a wiggle on. ‘Jobs to do ‘ list awaits!
Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are and thanks for reading. D.
A vase full of garden flowers to welcome U3A Haddenham to my garden this afternoon. All 26 of them.
Aster, Verbena bonariensis, Miscanthus , Cosmos, Hydrangea arborescens pink Annabelle not yet pink.
Their visit was to raise funds for the National Garden Scheme. A friendly bunch not deterred by the rain. Tea and homemade cakes consumed they departed as jolly as they had arrived.
Joining Cathy and the other bloggers with their vases of flowers.
Thanks for reading, have a great week wherever you are. D.
The weather the last few days has been glorious, warm, with highs of around 20c, blue skies and long shadows. Yet for gardeners it is a struggle to keep a garden looking fresh as it is so very dry.
Dry Alliums, hanging in the summer house. These are to my mind too pretty to compost and are almost as lovely as the Spring forms when they appear in shades of purple. These dried out skeleton alliums act as a reminder to pop a few more in this autumn. The first of my Six on Saturday
2. To quench the dry
These are my bottles of apple juice collected from Mr Nutkin, Tring’s Own Apple Juice. For £1.50 a bottle he can convert your apples and pears into juice. It prolongs shelf life of the fruit for up-to about 18months and is delicious too. Worth every penny.
Bees are happily doing their thing on the Cosmos. No bees no fruit. Very welcome here I say.
I love these and they grow well on my nasty hard clay ground.
These are the lovely tails of Calamagrostis brachytricha. They come into their own late in summer. Tactile.
This is Echinacea Delicious Candy. That colour is not enhanced in any way. Glorious in yer face pink.
These are my 6. Please join us and refer to the Propagator above to find out how.
Have a great weekend wherever you are. D.
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