Thursday, 30 September 2010

Autum is approaching fast!

It dawned on me when I went out this morning, that autumn is approaching fast! We don't seem to have had much summer this year, but maybe we will get a nice long Indian summer and no early cold spells like we did last year!



I went round our garden with a camera, looking for some hidden colour. Unfortunately, Blogger can't seem to load up the photos I want, coming up with some real rubbish, so I have made a couple of collages. They should enlarge if you click on them.

The cosmos I sowed from seed, rather late, have done well, and a big pot by the back door is still blooming merrily. They are a rather lovely pale pink colour, but its hard to see from the photo. There are also two astrantias, one white, planted this year and a deep pinky one. The sedum is really bright now, but there is sadly a great dearth of butterflies. One year we had 25 tortoiseshell butterflies on one clump, but this year - nothing.



There are a few late roses on the climbing roses, and the photinia bush looks gorgeous with its deep red leaves. Number two Rowan tree has produced a couple of huge bunches of berries, which the birds can't get at as the berries are hanging right at the end of rather bendy twigs!

I have now more or less recovered from the disappointment of our cruise, although I still enjoyed the actual cruise very much. Its lovely to have everything done for you for a change! I would love to go on another cruise holiday, maybe to Norway, but I am going to have to polish up my powers of persuasion on Mr G first!

7 comments:

cheshire wife said...

You are quite right. Autumn is here! The garden still has plenty of colour but on the other hand is starting to look a bit sad.

Will come back later to read about your cruise.

kenju said...

Lovely photo collages, Gilly. Start working on Mr. g now and maybe you can go on that cruise next spring!

Diane said...

Summer arrived about a month late and Autumn arrived about a month early! You did well with the cosmos. xxx

TheMuddledMarketPlace said...

your garden has more colour than mine right now!
we're left with two snapdragons and one hardy lil orange poppy, oh and yellowish rowan berries...

Lovin the colages

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Yes and at 6 m this evening I thought how lovely it would be to light a fire (not possible here though!). Definitely cooler mornings and evenings. A

KathyA said...

Beautiful, Gilly. The cosmos I seeded late have done well, too.

Cloudy, chilly, and raining here today. I turned the heat on this morning!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Such cheering mosaics Gilly - love the colours of your garden. x