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This is just to show you, that late Indian summer that we have had here for the whole October, brought at the end some fruits, e.g. flowers.
Will start with something very small……zooom…

Today in the morning – Abraham Darby, very vigorous rose shrub, one of David Austin´s variety, which you know very well…

Stevie, you were recently trying to find alchemyst´s workshop, so Abraham Darby was the one :))
Au! Something fell on my head. Who is up there?

Ah, that little Baudolino up on the top of old thuja was cracking something like the crazy and the school of his companios too. What is that? Are they eating this? Does somebody know? It tasted them more, then berries of Pyracantha, that´s sure…

Chrysanthemums are just about to bloom – the full season here is on the All Saints Day.

Sticki, this is one of the bunches made from our hortensia and grasses, the big rose is made from silk. This is long lasting bunch for the winter days :))
Do you like it?

This one was made from my roses, grass, daisy and hortensia flowers….by my Mom, she always does this to my roses….and then calls me Katushka for about a week (extremely polite name for Katarina).

And this is view into my small park, on its left side.

I like the colours, althoug do not like my neigbours hullaballoo yard, ach, my dear fir and prunus laurocerasus, grow faster, please, to hide that terrible yard. On the left you can see hollow branches of the apricot tree which I need to cut (as was said previously this week.
If, of course, comrades in the town hall agree.
This is my love – my Himalayan cedar. His name is secret, yet still a big love :))) Will be the King of the Garden in five or ten years. Nice smell and the dew drops…

Acer japonicum Aconitifolium is a brave boy, the only one from the three acers which survived in my hot garden. I call him Red-Green-Red, as it is red in the spring, beautiful green in the summer…

…and again red in the autumn…

Now you understand why I love roses – this is climbing one, Eden rose, very vigorous sample, this one. Or- a good position.

Somebody is spinning :))

Viburnum tinus. One…

And some late flowers…

…from the back too…

—micro asters….

And, at the end, little refreshment. Actually, today I cut raspberries and I am tired. I have hundreds of wands. This year I made three litres of juice and two jars of jam.

Thank you for your attention :)

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Lovely autumn colours Katarina, your roses are lovely and the first variegated sedum? is very pretty, I love this time of year, busy decorating here though :-(, I'd much rather be outside.

21 Oct, 2012


Thank you, Simbad. I like more to be outside, too.

21 Oct, 2012


Great blog, enjoyed it ......

21 Oct, 2012


I did enjoy this trip round your garden - it has such a gentle relaxed feel and the shrubs are lovely. The Japanese anemones are beautiful. My white ones were swamped by the thuggish pink ones, but I hope I've got rid of them now to give the white ones a chance - they were difficult to separate.
Did you make the silk roses? The arrangements are very nice.

21 Oct, 2012


what a lovely blog Katushka!! [nice name], i love the bouquets ~ i have picked grasses before as i love them but for some reason never thought to put them with a hydrangea, might have a go now ~ thank you!!!

btw kat i made a strudel yesterday ~ not as good as yours though

i really love that himalayan cedar ~ its truly beautiful

21 Oct, 2012


Lovely blog Kasieńka:) you've got some nice plants in your garden:)

21 Oct, 2012


It looks lovely, Katarina. I am glad to hear you have had an Indian summer. It has been lovely here this week as well.

21 Oct, 2012


Sticki and Kasia, now I am going to bed and will take my babydummy....
Strudel wasn´t good? Why? Did you use puff paste?

21 Oct, 2012


Thank you Melchi. It is high time you have good weather, too. Just this evening I watched TV news and British farmers are complaing of not ripening pumpkins.

21 Oct, 2012


the pumpkins are definitely smaller this year.

i used filo pastry, im not sure i have used breadcrumbs in each layer before but the other problem could be that i used 'light' butter [bit less fat] ~ not sure that was a good idea but i didnt have anything else left.

21 Oct, 2012


They are not smaller, but greener, Sticki, lol. Will bring a recipe soon about how to make a very goood pumpkin soup.

21 Oct, 2012


Hm, do not know filo pastry and breadcrumbs shouldn´t be given in too much. You cannot make "ghi" from degreased butter...sorry. You cannot make dietetic sweet cake.

21 Oct, 2012


dont worry i wont do that again!

filo is probably strudel pastry

21 Oct, 2012


Stergram@no, I didn´t make silk roses :) I am not so talented. They were bought in a flower shop.

21 Oct, 2012


Your garden looks still very fresh,mine looks tired.

23 Oct, 2012


I Do not believe, Brian! lol.

23 Oct, 2012


Lovely photo`s Kat, autumn colours are amazing no matter where we are in the world, I really like the dwarf aster, I have lots of the very tall Michaelmus Daisy of the same colour, now I will have to look out for your micro one...

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