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Rainy autumn morning.

Janey

By Janey

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What a torrential downpour we had this morning! As I’m looking after my daughter’s dog this week (they are in sunny and hot Tenerife….humph!), I was planning to take Osc and Lottie on a long doggy walk. Instead we sat in the kitchen, looking at the garden in the downpour for an hour, willing it to stop, to no avail though. Doggies were given new balls for an hour and I decided to take wet autumn garden photos, mainly from the kitchen window I hasten to add….:o)).

This is the view from the kitchen window, and the beautiful pale yellow grass is my favourite, Acorus gramineus. It stays the same all year round and I have so many plants now from the initial one. As it grows in a circle, just unravel it and take a good piece off, really worth having. More of a water garden grass, it only flowers and seeds when submerged.

Golden Malus Butterball: it’s time I planted it in the garden really or a larger barrel! In the background another favourite grass, Carex comans Frosted curls, and from it’s seedlings, I have 10 fully mature plants, just love it!

Here is Fuchsia Garden News, the best it’s been all year. It does prefer cooler wetter weather, another one of my plants Lavender dentata is the same and is blooming happily away now, the end of October.

Lovely dwarf Bamboo, I’ve posted lots of pics of it over the years, but it never fails to delight me, especially this time of year.

This is my other Malus, Red Sentinel which I moved to it’s new position a couple of weeks ago, I’m just hoping it will cope with the warmer drier site, I don’t think they’re fussy though.

One of my favourite Hebes, Autumn Beauty, absolutely packed full of flowers at the moment and such a treat for this time of year.

One of the last blooms of Lady of Shallott, the roses have been incredible this year haven’t they?

Ahh….sun peeping through again, hope you’ve enjoyed
the trip round my rainy autumn garden…. come on doggies, time to go! X

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Your garden looks nice even in the rain. Love the bright Acorus Gramineus.

28 Oct, 2015

 

Hi Janey. I hope you're OK. Your garden looks as stunning as ever, its amazing how it can look so good nearing November. I like your idea of potting up the acorus, I must split mine, lovely idea. Your pictures are as wonderful as ever. I like your shrub behind the carex too looks like fennel or Acer. Enjoyed your blog Janey.

28 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks Bathgate! Fab colour throughout the dark months, cheers everything up...:)).

Hello Dawn, yes I'm keeping busy, and I have a new grand baby on the way, an Aussie one! I'm pleased with how the garden is looking right now, better than mid summer really, the shrub I think you mean is my Japanese Cedar, Cryptomeria, it too is in a half barrel so is only growing slowly, but I love this purpley shade it takes on during autumn and winter, one would be fabulous in your stunning garden. Hope alls well with you too. X

28 Oct, 2015

 

Hi Janey. Wow, exciting times, Jim and his wife must be thrilled, I feel a trip to the land of Oz approaching for you. Keeping busy is the way to go, bless you. Off to Google your cedar, its a beauty. All fine here, thank you.

28 Oct, 2015

 

I particularly like your last photo. Also your grasses have done so well and look lovely.

Everything looks good out there, what a beautiful autumn we are having.

28 Oct, 2015

 

Well done Janey, for making a delicious 'smorgasbord' of pics on a wet morning! Love your dwarf bamboo, and the Acorus too, and the Hebe . . :))

28 Oct, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Janey The rain has heightened the glorious colours making your garden plants /flowers even more of a fascinating picture , I love the snails , I bet Lottie is enjoying her doggie companion Osc. this week , have you started knitting yet ? xx

28 Oct, 2015

 

Great colours in your garden,Janey..I think my Grass might be the same Acorus as yours..had them that long,I can't remember the name.and they are lovely all year round,aren't they? ..Your Rose is gorgeous with the raindrops on,and so is the Hebe..Glad you managed to finally get outside for doggie walks..It rained most of the day here :o(.. many congratulations on your good news..:o) x

28 Oct, 2015

 

That rain reached us this afternoon and is still falling Janey. Your photos are beautiful. Very evocative. Was thinking about you today as those grasses you gave me...are they golden oats?...are superb. They have settled in and grown on beautifully! Thanks ever so much!

28 Oct, 2015

 

Yes they are Dawn, but very laid back....don't want to know what babe is or have 3D pics, Jim says it would be like looking at a cake half baked...lol! Thinks it's very intrusive and it'll all be a great surprise when he/she is born......I totally agree...:)) yes I'm hoping to go in April, can't wait! You'll love the Cedar......

Thanks Wildrose, that's my Silver Birch in the sunshine. There is a story attached to it. At our old home where we were for 28 years, we had quite a few birches and the seedlings would pop up all over. I had quite a few of them as bonsais and when we moved to go live in Spain, I gave Mum a bonsai which she thought was very cruel to the tiny tree and tipped it out down the bottom of her garden. 6 years later we were back and mum said the tree had grown and was too large for her garden, so we dug it up and brought it here, it's nice to think we have history together....:)).

Aww thanks Sheila, it looks like were in for more of the same till the weekend...:((. Lovely wet dogs!!

Yes Amy, that's one nice thing about it! Yes she's quite happy with him, doesn't like sharing her toys though (just like kiddies) so Osc has to have the non favourite ones....:)) just like brother and sister really...lol.
Ha ha, not yet, now it's getting darker sooner, I shall soon be click clacking away and there are so many gorgeous patterns now!

Hi Sandra, we nearly went swimming, part of the walk we usually go on was flooding very fast and quite deep it's incredible how much rain falls in a short space of time. Hope alls well with you and yours.....

28 Oct, 2015

 

Hi Karen....thank you...:)). Those grasses are great and they're Golden Millet, mind though as they self set all over and I've little lime green ribbons here there and everywhere! I'm pleased the garden is having a good drink and wash, it was a strange sort of summer wasn't it, not much sun or rain either, our summers certainly aren't what they were are they, probably just a different weather pattern, that's lasting quite a few years.....getting to be a grumpy old woman!

28 Oct, 2015

 

Its beautiful, especially that little "arrangement" of the bamboo, heuchera and geranium. I never knew you could get miniature bamboos - does it get bigger than that eventually? Do you know the name?

28 Oct, 2015

 

Your garden looks heavenly. I wish I too had that space to do something like that, but still I keep doing something on my patio, not as spectacular though
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29 Oct, 2015

 

Lovely photographs Janey, the raindrops have really enhanced them, I especially like the grasses, did you get your walk with the dogs, its raining here again today so our boys are refusing to even venture into the garden...

29 Oct, 2015

 

So exciting for you Janey have the baby coming along, enjoy your time there but make sure you come back!

29 Oct, 2015

 

Hi Janey good to see you and your pretty garden, all looking super, we have the Lady of Shallot a smashing rose...flowered most of the summer and still lots more to come...like yours very wet!!
We keep our dwarf bamboo in a pot, is your Shoofly in a pot? our Cryptomeria is growing faster than I hoped lol
We also have the same pots, and a silver birch story similar to yours, we found a seedling in a pot (bought with us from the Midlands) from a road not far from us called Silver Birch Drive!! so we potted it on, and now it is about 30 ft tall!! a lovely reminder of where we used to live...
I hope the rain clears soon, so you and your little friends can enjoy a rain free walks!!
Oh and congratulations on your really good news, and your future trip..

29 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks Stera, yes dwarf bamboos and Pygmy ones too. I bought this one at a garden centre sale, labelled dwarf fargesia, so I'm not sure on the actual one it is. The colour is always this vivid lemony lime and it is a fountain type. In the few years I've had it it's doubled in width but not much taller, probably a ground cover or hedging one.

Thank you Grgnit, that's kind, it's not a very big garden at all and there is such a large concrete area, that I have to have something to cover it up! I love pot gardening as you can move them wherever you want depending on the weather and what season of the year it is.

Yes Lincs, off we went between the drops...:)). They're certainly keeping me fit, my arms will soon be like an orang-utans ......:))

Don't know Dawn, may decide to stay there....:)))

Hi Dd, that is a great Rose isn't it and the scent! Wow, so fruity! The little Bamboo is planted in the border, do you think that's it's name Dd, Shoofly? Would like another
type , potted up would be great! The Cryptos are stunning aren't they, mine must be so root bound which has steadied it down, I love the feel of the leaves don't you, sort of rubbery...lol!
I remember we have the same pots, but my Hakonechloa that used to be in one, hated being split and each piece is taking a long time to recover, now that is a fabulous grass isn't it? That's a lovely story Dd, I love Birches and they are so good for our air quality and keeping it clean for us, beautiful leaves and bark, it's like having an old friend in your garden...:))
Thank you for your good wishes about the baby, Jims 40 now so it's going to be a lifestyle change for them, I'm really looking forward to going.

29 Oct, 2015

 

Janey I was looking at the pot with the blue flower in it, at least it looks as if it is in a pot!! 4th pic down on the right of the bamboo....I do know the name of the bamboo, will get back to you on that one...
Perhaps we should have potted up the Crypto.....I agree with you re the leaves....

29 Oct, 2015

 

Ah, that's geranium Rozanne that Karen brought me when she visited. I really ought to plant it in the garden before winter comes. Oh good if you find the name, Stera wants to know!

29 Oct, 2015

 

What lovely photos Janey. With or without the rain.

29 Oct, 2015

 

Loved the blog, Janey, we had the rain earlier in the week, then a gorgeous Tuesday but now just grey clouds. The rose looks lovely with the droplets on it.

Lovely news about a new baby on the way and how nice that they are being patient and not wanting to know everything about it before the little bundle is born. So much nicer to have a surprise :)

29 Oct, 2015

 

Your garden is looking lovely Janey. We had some drizzle this morning in the East Midlands when we were in the car going shopping. All done now so stocked up for another week :-)

29 Oct, 2015

 

Great pics, your garden looks a treat,
I think this is the wettest year I've known here in the so called dry region, but after another wet week today was lovely so I got some more plants in at last.
I like that Acorus, I don't usually care for grasses that much but seeing yours might just change that.
Congrats on the coming happy event, a trip to Oz will be so exciting!
I've had Cryptomeria elegans compacta in my garden for some years, it's not supposed to get too big, mine is about 4ft after 5yrs. It's not gone purple yet but is in the process of changing.

31 Oct, 2015

 

still looks fabulous and very beautiful, Janey X

2 Nov, 2015

 

Excellent.....I love Autumn!

2 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks Linda, no rain this week just mists and fog!

Hi Gee.....yes I am so excited about the baby, and visiting them, they've been together a long time, so it is really a surprise....:)). Hope Millies well and not learning to swim on your back lawn!

Thanks Richard.....do you know I don't really do that food shopping thing anymore, now there's just me, I can eat as and when....saying that the Co-op is only a couple of doors away and the pub next door does lovely food!

Ooh thanks Avis, what a compliment! I miss Monty, now he's finished for this year....I do wish they would make an hour long Gardeners World instead.

Thanks very much Greenfingers, I'm wondering now if my Cryptomeria is the compacta type, I'm determined to plant it in the garden next year....aren't they just stunning! Thanks for the congrats too....:)).

Thanks Junna and Paul, hope alls well with you both....

3 Nov, 2015

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