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Gardening blogs from Oct 2016

Wettest October since 1932..and mild.

Despite the rains..our temperatures are near average in highs and above average in...

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stan510

31 Oct, 2016
Stan510

A Fantasy of Fuchsias - Doubles

Here are some double and semi-double flowered Fuchsias :) 1. Blackie :- 2. Blue...

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hywel

31 Oct, 2016
Hywel

Autumn glory plus Autumn tasks! ???

Today it is so still and warm that it is hard to accept that it is nearly November....

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wildrose

30 Oct, 2016
Wildrose

Autumn Clear-Up Begins

Today the weather was beautiful so I set about starting to pick up the leaves from...

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cottagekaren

29 Oct, 2016
Cottagekaren

Autumn

As I have mentioned several times, ours is a Spring garden. There isn't much colour...

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eirlys

29 Oct, 2016
Eirlys

Autumn 2016, Flowers in Sorrento.

The view of the Hotel's garden from our balcony. See the little cactus garden on...

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siris

29 Oct, 2016
Siris

October's Weather.

O suns & skies & clouds of June, & flowers of June together. Ye cannot...

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feverfew

29 Oct, 2016
Feverfew

All Hallow's Eve

What is everyone's plans for Halloween/Samhain?? I don't have any, unfortunately....

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backforthe2ndtime

29 Oct, 2016
Backforthe2..

New Beginnings

I'm going to look like a proper gardener, exciting or what! Splashed out (money I...

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taurman

28 Oct, 2016
Taurman

Traveling through Google...and more rains here!

That last big storm made us 400% more then the average for that date. Well,we are...

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stan510

28 Oct, 2016
Stan510

Colourful leaves . . .

. . . at the end of October. I thought I'd take advantage of a few moments of sunshine,...

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sheilabub

27 Oct, 2016
Sheilabub

Early morning wonders

Today began with a thick fog and revealed some wonderful webs. So much a sign that...

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shirley_tulip

27 Oct, 2016
Shirley_tulip

Mini-Daffs & Tulips in pots on the balcony railings

Mini-Daffs & Tulips in pots on the balcony railings I planted some Mini-Daffs...

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balcony

26 Oct, 2016
Balcony

'Double Tulips 'Double Romance' planted

Double Tulips 'Double Romance' planted. These my wife saw a few weeks ago in a shop...

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balcony

26 Oct, 2016
Balcony

Just loving my new camera and all the Autumn colour

Have been outside all morning, after getting meal ready for this evening, to clear...

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oliveoil

24 Oct, 2016
Oliveoil

A Fantasy of Fuchsias ... Singles

My Fuchsias have flowered fairly well this year, in spite of the poor growing conditions,...

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hywel

24 Oct, 2016
Hywel

To cheer up Steragram!

Yes, Sue, we are very lucky to have Acers in our garden, but I only know the name...

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sheilabub

22 Oct, 2016
Sheilabub

Comes around very quickly!

I do think about this tree pruning time with trepidation......although Ray has reached...

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meadowland

22 Oct, 2016
Meadowland

Autumn colours - for Klahanie

Our favourite Acer (Bloodgood?) taken from the bedroom window . . shame I couldn't...

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sheilabub

21 Oct, 2016
Sheilabub

Re-designing

My OH is re-designing our small back garden as I want a circular lawn. He decided...

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arbuthnot

21 Oct, 2016
Arbuthnot

Someone once said

' Intellectuals have the ability to absorb a lot of knowledge but very little practical...

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dianebulley

21 Oct, 2016
Dianebulley

Getting back on top of things..

After a busy Summer it's time to get back on top of the garden especially the grass....which,...

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sandra

21 Oct, 2016
Sandra

Stan stops at a local Historical Park.

Its the old 150 year+ home of one of California's first plantsman. That would be...

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stan510

21 Oct, 2016
Stan510

Rhipsalis

Not all cacti grow in arid places. Some grow as epiphytes on the branches of trees...

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hywel

19 Oct, 2016
Hywel

Back In My Garden Again

After almost a week indoors because of rain, I managed to get outside again today...

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cottagekaren

19 Oct, 2016
Cottagekaren

Roseberry's New Home

Hope you enjoy your new home in Scotland and the exciting time planning your new...

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marjories

18 Oct, 2016
Marjories

Our Move

We finally moved to Scotland at the end of June. It was planned for March but I have...

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roseberry

18 Oct, 2016
Roseberry

Crocus Sativus ...... Saffron

My Sativus Crocus Saffron bed has started blooming producing its annual crop of golden...

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amy

18 Oct, 2016
Amy

When is Autumn?

I visited Hergest Croft Garden Fair last Sunday and it got me wondering...? We all...

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the_white_horse

17 Oct, 2016
The_white_h..

Autumn Leaves, Grasses And Pots.

Being a fairly newly planted small garden, there aren't an awful lot of leaves but...

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paulspatch

16 Oct, 2016
Paulspatch

Misty Morning

So I popped out in my dressing gown to snap a few of the colours of the garden and...

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cottagekaren

16 Oct, 2016
Cottagekaren

Statuary or a tree trunk??

Ulmus parviflora trunk. Chinese Elm variety. Some are very weepy,this was more standard....

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stan510

16 Oct, 2016
Stan510

Its dark,it's gloomy,it's going to rain in October. Incredible.

They are predicting possible record rains over the next 3 days. October is usually...

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stan510

14 Oct, 2016
Stan510

What I got up to yesterday

Over this summer when I've not been drooling over the pictures of your gardens and...

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jenlewis

14 Oct, 2016
Jenlewis

If you are keen to have a better understanding of your garden soil

its a good idea to log onto the Agricultural Research Council reports. Free information...

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dianebulley

14 Oct, 2016
Dianebulley

Is It Really Autumn..

Yes it is and the colour in my garden is better than it was in June/July,I had a...

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lincslass

13 Oct, 2016
Lincslass

New Camera - thank you Karen for a lovely surprise.

Hope these pictures appear the correct way up, but sure someone will let me know...

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oliveoil

13 Oct, 2016
Oliveoil

Mid October in my garden

Well, everything is winding down now that the weather has turned very much cooler...

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homebird

13 Oct, 2016
Homebird

Rhododendron 'Rose Bud'

Back in May I posted several pictures of this dwarf double ,This is a plant I have...

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bjs

12 Oct, 2016
Bjs

Greenhouse fun in October . . . plus a short stroll

I was lucky to have a day free of commitments today . . . bliss! So I've baked...

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sheilabub

12 Oct, 2016
Sheilabub

First ever Cattleya outdoor blooms.

This is one of two I bought at the Hayward Flea Market in June. I hadnt even noticed...

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stan510

11 Oct, 2016
Stan510

No frosts yet ....please.

Forecast said chilly East winds, some sunny periods but much cooler till the weekend...

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green_finger

11 Oct, 2016
Green_finger

The Fall

Larry the leaf was just one of thousands if not millions of leaves on the great oak...

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taurman

10 Oct, 2016
Taurman

More Little Journeys :)

Back in the summer, Beryl had to go for a hospital appointment, and because it was...

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hywel

10 Oct, 2016
Hywel

Home for a week

I'm back from uni for the week to have surgery on my stomach as I've got several...

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dandanspondpage

9 Oct, 2016
Dandanspond..

Handing over the reins

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. As knees and hips and balance start...

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mngrrrrl

8 Oct, 2016
Mngrrrrl

One mile of Wine Palms..

This is a recent planting of 164 Jubaea chilensis. The most massive palm species...

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stan510

7 Oct, 2016
Stan510

Seed Pods that came to nothing.

Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' beginning to die back Those wonderful flowers under the...

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siris

7 Oct, 2016
Siris

Not enough rain...but lots of colour...Autumn 2016

The lower stream is now completely dry. I hope this does not mean we will have...

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Lori

7 Oct, 2016
Lori

Autumn tidy up begins 7/10/2016

Been busy in the front garden lawn cut all the annuals out , re-planted the barrel...

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gnarly_gnome

7 Oct, 2016
Gnarly_gnome