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Thinking autumn

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Just a current look around the garden things are holding up quite well

Put this one as it shows how a container Rhododenderon can be brightened up at this time of year

Lilies all finished replaced on balcony with Rudbeckia ‘Irish Mist’


Troughs have had a tidy waiting for some new planting


Experiment with Tufa( thank you Sheila )


This one is my dwarf hosta one however afraid the fern likes it to much so will have to move

Crocosmia ’Star of the East

Soon I will start over with autumn Bulbs I look forward to that.
Enjoy


The other side of the path


One of the better ones

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I love your Crocosmia, Bjs but please don't tell me it's Autumn just yet, I'm still hoping for a last blast, with an Indian Summer..fingers etc all crossed

7 Sep, 2013

 

It's all looking fabulous as always Brian, your crocosmia in particular is awesome!

7 Sep, 2013

 

Absolutely felt like autumn today! I've still a few plants that haven't done their summer thing yet, I live in hope!
The Tufa planting looks great Brian. I do like how you have all your troughs arranged. The Asters look good with the Rudbeckia too - I might borrow this combo next year :)

7 Sep, 2013

 

Yes, a bit autumny here this morning but hot and steamy this afternoon!
I like all your alpine troughs! That geranium u sent me some pieces of would look good in them, I'm sure! (It's doing very well, by the way and will be planted in my rockery in the next week or two!

7 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Paul it is ,six up lower left growing over the side that's where yours came from.
Scottish that's only some of them there is another row to the left of the path will add a pic tomorrow.
B

7 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely Bjs....

8 Sep, 2013

 

Oh yes, I see it now Brian.

8 Sep, 2013

 

All looking lovely Bj's as is usual from you, proper autumn day here today, bit of a shock to myself and the garden, even the pets are indoors....

8 Sep, 2013

 

Everything looking so bright and colourful and those sweet cyclamen looking so pretty. I love your troughs - empty or full I don't care!
There are lots for sale in a nearby village and I shall treat myself, one of these days!

8 Sep, 2013

 

Your asters look lovely B and the cyclamen at the base of the Rhododenderon are a nice touch. I love all your troughs. It's turned decidedly autumnal here now. I was really cold first thing this morning but lovely to see the bright sunshine as the day wore on..

8 Sep, 2013

 

My rhododendron, the only one which has survived this summer heats in my waterless garden, has got crazy. It decided it is spring and started to bloom.

8 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Katarina plants like animals if they they are going to die endeavour to reproduce hence the flowers. I have seen it happen many times.Do you not even have any used washing water it wont be fussy.

8 Sep, 2013

 

My garden is still holding up but I have put a few things in the greenhouse just in case. The nights are getting colder.

8 Sep, 2013

 

I do not know this theory, Brian. Maybe it is because some people expect that animals or plants with disease should only enter cloister and wait for death there, lol. They just live as others. However, we had several rains here, I mulched it with peat and it is shaded. It has nice shiny leaves, has grown wider a little bit, no disease or marks of dying out. No worry. In this case.

9 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Linda
Agree nights becoming Colder here.
In a strange or not so strange way this is the beginning of a new year for me Cyclamen are starting to grow and in a couple of weeks colchicums and crocus followed by Autumn snowdrops will all come to life 'I hope'.
B

9 Sep, 2013

 

Gosh you've out sinked me Bjs. One of my sinks is in a sad way. Thinking of a simple refurb with majorum and thyme to attract honey bees, if there are any left standing. You are so very tidy!! Lovely blog. My tall asters are self seeders, kept back ruthlessly or they take over. Good show from them this year too.

9 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Dorjac
never seen the M.Daisys (asters) seed in my garden, thinking about it I probably dead head them before they have a chance.

9 Sep, 2013

 

It's Aster time!...(like lilac or iris) each has it's own special seasonal niche. here in the new garden most of the meadow is given over to solidago, and three different asters..I love them all most especially because I didn't have to lift a finger to plant them. Compared to your climate, ours is very harsh. These plants thrive here. I love a success story, don't you? and that pretty blue, too!

9 Sep, 2013

 

My goodness you do have a lot of sinks, not thought of putting in dwarf Hostas!! why do you have netting over some of them? and what a lovely show of Asters you have.

13 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Dotty
The Hostas work well but you do need real dwarf/miniature, ones marked as small are two large unless you have a very large trough.The mesh is necessary protection against Squirrels they do a lot of damage digging and burying peanuts conkers you name they will do it, they are also partial to biting off new shoots .I consider it pretty unsightly but the better of two evils, Jamie does his best to keep them out but there just to many.
B

13 Sep, 2013

 

I do have a couple of very miniature ones which would go well......goodness me we have the odd squirrel, but have never seen them on our sinks thank goodness!! we do have a cat scarer I think it might have the same effect on squirrels perhaps?

14 Sep, 2013

 

Your Asters are looking good Brian I have a clump in my front garden but they are much later than yours only just making buds, Jamie looks as though he has found something interesting too lol;0)

27 Sep, 2013

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