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Autumn garden


By resi


Not really a blog, more for the record.
The garden has still lots of bare patches and the lawn in the back is going, hurray. Next year’s project!
Back garden will be planted up around a wildlife pond, part of next year’s project as well. Gathering stones and bricks for the meandering paths meanwhile. I seem to remember doing exactly the same for my old garden!
Hopefully I will do a blog soon of how I got to this stage.
Because I grew nearly everything from seed this spring, things were a bit late getting into the ground. Next year definitely more plug plants, it has been a lot of juggling around on windowsils etc as I have no greenhouse, just a little plastic job. It has given me a very good feel though of what I can and cannt do here.

Sweet peas, Old Silk combinations

Heuchera Cajun Fire

Heuchera Blackberry Jam


Cerinthe Major purparescens and a sweet little reflowering primrose.

Dahlia Happy Days

Ammi Visnaga

Verbenas Venturi

Alpine through. Very happy with this one, it was my first attempt and the sink is very shallow. I shall be dividing them.

Houttuynia Cordata

Gate into backgarden, dismal afternoon


Nigella Papillosa ‘African Bride’
and Cape Mallow, Anisodonta Capensis hybrid ‘Lady in Pink’
New one for me , hope it survives the winter, its a good little doer!

Nigella ‘Hispanica’

Almost the last ones, tomato soup tonight

Thanks for staying with me till the end, appero time ?

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Lots of colour there still Resi. Those heucheras are gorgeous. Ages since I've grown any nigella -you've inspired me to give them another go, they are so pretty and dainty.

3 Oct, 2015


Lovely set of photos Resi. I have bought some Ammi seeds for next year. Really looking forward to grouping them with other plants.

3 Oct, 2015


There are some unusual Nigella there. Like your record.

3 Oct, 2015


Good luck next year.Those Sweet Peas look spectacular and the Ammi too!!

3 Oct, 2015


I love your sweet peas... mine sat still for the first two months and decided to bloom in August...showing was poor...then stopped and started again midSept. We still have not had a killing frost (touch wood) and I have put some plants in the greenhouse to lengthen their season..but for the most part everything is done. Had tons of green tomatoes so brought them in to ripen. Have a couple of quarts of tomato puree for sauce or soup, and I'm making my Mom's Green Tomato Pickle.
Your garden looks wonderful...especially the view from the gate! I knew it wouldn't take you long to have a wonderful garden!

3 Oct, 2015


Thanks stera and linda, yes ammis are the new love in my life, gorgeous plant. Siris I got my nigellas from sarah raven, she has got good stuff and her catalogues are almost edible ?. Thanks paul.
This is only my second tomato soup from this crop lori, not been good for toms this year, too cold a summer, what summer.....
Having the wide views as a backdrop does make any garden special, doesnt it.

4 Oct, 2015


I hope your winter was not been too severe so far Resi. I wonder if you sometimes hanker for France? North Yorkshire is so beautiful. We used to go there a lot and stay in log cabins at Pickering with a bunch of friends. I see a glimpse of the views in one of your pictures. It looks lovely.

24 Jan, 2016


No dorjac, just stormy, rainy and dark, I long for those long daylight hours and non soggy gardens oh and a bit of warmth so i can shed my Michelin woman look. Shouldn't complain though as we've not been flooded and the days are getting longer again. Oh you asked if I hanker for france?? Yes definitely but yorkshire is so beautiful, I would miss that too. Yesterday we were up in the Dales with howling winds and driving rain, little visibility, and went to The Tan Hill pub, highest pub in the uk, something special about coming in from that into this old weathered thick stone building with all the fires burning, lots of dogs, not many walkers though! and such a cosy atmosphere, good meal too, although the views are better in the summer ?

25 Jan, 2016


Hi Resi ... Lots of lovely photos in this blog ..
... stunning poppies ..
Stay safe in the winter weather.

25 Jan, 2016

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