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Autumn colours

I was inspired today!! I looked out of my window this morning and the recent fresh rains brought out such beautiful Autumn colours! So I took my camera and explored the wet garden. I found the most interesting perspectives and saw my garden in a different light! Lots of colour that I thought I had lost…


[one_half]Lupins in a plant pot[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Minty green and edible too[/one_half_last]

[one_half]My basket makes for a pretty picture[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Ipomoea brings great colour to the garden[/one_half_last]

Sweet yarrow flowers are a favourite of mine.

[one_half]Garden gnomes are all around[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Artemesia also a big favourite[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The new chickens are quite at home[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The guavas – a winter fruit[/one_half_last]

The gorgeous Ice Cream bush – love the changing colours

Euphorbia – delicate and wintery looking

These are a new addition – not sure, but I think it is feverfew!

[one_half]The ground well-mulched[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The Lemon tree is bursting![/one_half_last]

[one_half]A fig leaf in full autumn colours[/one_half]

[one_half_last]I love this foliage-forget the name[/one_half_last]

Fallen leaves are everywhere!

The black pod on the Leopard Tree!

[one_half]Peach tree[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Quince tree[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Blueberry bush[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Pruned and ready for winter-Gaura[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Roses are looking beautiful[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Full bloom and smells just great![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Leopard Tree bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Flowers in the wheelbarrow[/one_half_last]

The Artemesia – Powis Castle is a huge mass – I love it!

[one_half]My Grass Feature still interesting[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My dry river bed has amazing character[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The birdbath[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bucket of weeds-very interesting[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Grasses still beautiful[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Love the colour of this grass[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Salvia Hot Lips are a talking point[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Easy growing and always flowering[/one_half_last]

I hope you enjoyed the wander around the garden as much as I have!

Not going to do much gardening…… but I am going to enjoy the new perspective!

Happy Gardening xxxxx


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The Colour of Autumn

If you look past the mess and obvious work that needs to be done you will find little spots of colour and beauty in my Autumn garden. But, you reee-ally need to look past a lot of debris and fallen leaves to see it. If you love the look of fallen leaves and fading blooms, then you don’t have to look too hard to marvel at the changes that are happening in my garden. And if you go outside at the right time of day … you know, that special time when the sun catches the foliage at that splendid angle … well then you will see lots of beauty and colour in my very messy autumn garden!

Evergreens keep looking good

Lets see what beauty we can find in the foliage and combinations …

[one_half]Carex, H. petiolare & P. RubrumCarex, Helichrysum petiolare & Rubrum[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Pink Camellia has fallen into Dusty MillerPink Camellia bloom dropped into Dusty Miller[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Pandorea, Lavender and Gaura stemsfoliPandorea, Lavender and Gaura stems[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Helichrysum petiolare with Pennisetum rubrumHelichrysum petiolare with Pennisetum rubrum[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Dropped Camellias and dried leaves …Dropped Camellias and dried leaves ...[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Prairie fire and Ipomoea batatasPrairie fire and Ipomoea batatas[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Miscanthus sinesis “Variegatum”Miscanthus sinesis "Variegatum"[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Evergreen combinations that workEvergreen combinations that work[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Carex evergold and Duranta Sheenas GoldCarex evergold and Duranta Sheenas Gold[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink' Pink Butterfly Bush[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lavender & foliage for Autumn flowersLavender & foliage for Autumn flowers[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Strobilanthes and a single Crocosmia bloomStrobilanthes and a single Crocosmia bloom[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Carex and dainty blue LobeliaCarex and dainty Lobelia[/one_half]

[one_half_last]A small Imperata cilindrica “Red Baron”Imperata cilindrica "Red Baron"[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The new Nandina leaves are pink?Nandina leaves are pink?[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Fallen leaves look beautiful against grassesFallen leaves look beautiful against grasses[/one_half_last]

Blooms are few and far between, and yet there is so much colour courtesy of all the foliage.

Happy Gardening


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Autumn in Munich, Germany

Autumn in Munich; Herbst in München – Looking at my Autumn Post of yesterday motivated my Mom to send me photographs of Autumn in her city, München (Munich) in Germany. My Mom lives in one of the most beautiful cities, in an area called Herzogpark. It is a picturesque, quiet suburb of the City with beautiful tree lined streets, lovely old buildings and wonderful parks and spaces to explore.

Here are the photographs … (you can click to enlarge)

[one_half]Autumn in München[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Autumn in München[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Autumn in München[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Autumn in München[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Autumn in München[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Autumn in München[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Autumn in München[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Autumn in München[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Autumn in München[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Autumn in München[/one_half_last]

Beautiful, no?

München has a fantastic Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg) with a special garden dedicated to Rhododendrons. My Mom will be visiting the garden again during May when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom … Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the photographs?

Love you Mami, thanks for sharing your lovely photographs with us 🙂

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Autumn Day loveliness

It’s hard to find lots of new things to blog about when there is not much happening in the garden. Correction, when most of what’s happening in the garden is leaves blowing and gathering everywhere and all we seem to be doing is trying to keep things tidy. Not an easy task when the wind picks up just after we’ve swept. I’m not actually sure why we bother. I like this look …

Autumn Leaves

Are these Azaleas supposed to bloom now? I thought they bloomed in Spring, but here are the first ones in my Azalea bed blooming right now. Very happy this particular one is blooming because its the one I pulled out of one bed and added to what I now call my “Azalea Bed”. Pretty, no?

Azalea Bloom

And just in case you don’t remember, I have lots of Camellias in bloom right now. They brighten up the winter garden for me with their pretty white and pink flowers …


And I love this look – All different shades of green and bright red berries on the Nandinas – very “Autumny” …


Happy Gardening