Thursday, 12 October 2017

Colour in the Garden

I've just been organising my photos and I realised that I didn't post the ones I took just before the stormy weather struck, so my apologies for the lateness but I thought we deserved a bit of colour in our lives.
These were taken just last month, on a sunny, warm day . . . remember them? 







 Two random photos to add - this is my little friend who comes and sits against my front door in the evenings


and this was the view from my kitchen window a few nights ago.


















It's that time of year when we see some beautiful skies as the sun rises and sets.

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  1. I've got some of the golden flowers, newly planted (in your 3rd photo) - is it Golden Rod? If so, I'll look forward to those next year. The crocosmia up here in the Midlands has died off now 'til next year anyway. Surprisingly the nasturtiums are having an extra long season it seems - more now than earlier on. Autumn is my favourite season.
    No frogs for us - just mice and a long awaited hedgehog who has moved into his new home.

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    1. When I moved here 3 years ago, I brought with me an 8" pot with a small clump of Golden Rod (5 or 6 stems) but as they were still in flower I was afraid they wouldn't survive the move.
      I planted them in the garden the following Spring when they were looking brown and a bit dead! And look at them now - a good clump of Golden Rod which has been a joy to see. A similar pot of them is earmarked for my son's new garden as soon as they have a place organised for it.
      Oh and - I've got a hedgehog as well, in the back garden. I'm now wondering if it's not too late to provide a cosy home for him. ?????

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    2. Well I saw our hedgehog before he had a home - I think he lived in a wood pile that we've got. So, we got a home for him (only £20 off a website - like an igloo with a tunnel made from wicker and lined) which I stuffed with hay and placed in a quite spot under some trees and to my surprise I caught him going into it one night when I was creeping around trying to see if he/she'd eaten the food I left out. It's still eating outside so hasn't hibernated yet. It devours mealworms every night - in fact I worry in case it gets too fat and can't enter the tunnel to get in/out of its house!! I am sure if you provided a home, yours would use it.

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  2. Oh those pink roses are just gorgeous! Love the blue lacecap hydrangea too. And that sky.....wonderful.

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  3. Do you know which rose that is? It is so lovely.
    Warm summer days...when was that?!

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    1. It's a David Austin rose, "Princess Alexandra of Kent" which was bought by my niece and her husband for my birthday 2 years ago. It's the only rose that I know the name of - my others were bought from B & M, and although very pretty, they weren't identified except by their colours. I had gone to B & M for a large pot for my birthday rose, bought the other two rose bushes and ended up with 3 large pots!

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  4. A true feast for the eyes, both the flowers and the red sky, a real delight.

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  5. Glorious photos...love the busy little bee.

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    1. A shame I didn't capture all of him - the sun was shining on the camera screen so I couldn't see what I was photographing! It was a case of aim and shoot several times and this was the best attempt.

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  6. A batch of great pics. Thank you!

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  7. Beautiful roses, what are they called?

    Julie xxxxx

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    1. "Princess Alexandra of Kent" - a David Austin rose. Beautiful, isn't it? And with a lovely perfume.

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  8. Lovely photos, all look very beautiful x

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  9. What gorgeous roses! A lovely bunch of shots, just beautiful.

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  10. All lovely photographs ...
    The roses are a wonderful colour aren't they.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Beautiful sky, beautiful roses but not so keen on your visitor!

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    1. Aww, I don't mind him at all; he just sits there, like a Buddha. Hopefully, he keeps the garden pests under control.

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