Tuesday 6 August 2019

Garden pics

Our weather has quite an autumnal feel to it at the moment. Fine by me as I heartily dislike summer and am always happiest as it draws to a close. I've just been around the garden taking a few photos of the flowers and thought I would share a handful here.

One sure sign of autumn approaching is when the sedums (some people call them ice plants) start to turn pink. These have not 'yet' but it can only be a week or two before they do. To be honest I really like them at this green stage too, so clean and statuesque.

Lacecap Hydrangeas, and an abundance of Fuchsias and tall thistley things I can never remember the name of.

Spot the butterfly!

I have to admit that this pic makes it look far more autumnal than it actually is...

But this one doesn't... blackberries = autumn in the UK.

And what's that song about the corn being as high as an elephant's eye? Not quite perhaps but it's taller than us and looking good. :-)

As always click for a clearer view.



(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very pretty, I bet the butterflies are happy.

Nan said...

My sedum looks exactly the same, all these miles and miles away! And I stood amongst our corn just today! I don't have as many stalks as you, but this is the first year in our new garden, and I think next year we'll have more.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Lovely garden! It's getting autumnal here too with the leaves beginning to fall and the blackberries beginning to ripen. But the grass is still going strong and we're struggling to get it all cut in between the downpours we've been having. Strange weather - really hot one day and torrential rain the next.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Cath,

Neither of us are particularly keen gardeners, although we do have one very impressive hydrangea bush, which defies the odds and total lack of care and flowers as regular as clockwork every year. However we do enjoy visiting other people's gardens and I love the natural look that yours has to it.

With the very disturbing extreme and sudden weather variations we are experiencing right across the country and indeed the world, which seem to change and evolve on an almost yearly basis, it does beg the question as to what an average family garden will look like in just a few short years time?

I too am with you, in looking forward to autumn arriving, however I would much prefer that the winds didn't take that as an invitation to blow us all away at the earliest opportunity!

Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures and Happy Gardening into autumn :)


Cath said...

Diane: I think the butterflies are *very* happy, we have plenty anyway.

Nan: How strange that all these miles apart and our sedums are at the same stage. Sweetcorn is probably my favourite produce from the garden. Usually, despite giving loads away we still can't eat it all and end up stripping and freezing quite a lot.

Margaret: Yes, quite an odd summer. The end of summer change into very early autumn came early this year. Usually it's mid to late August but this year it was like someone switched the light off on the 1st. August.

Yvonne: Hydrangeas are one of my favourite shrubs, so beautiful the way their colours change over the weeks.

Yes, I wonder what our gardens will look in the UK when our temps are like the south of France. Can't say I look forward to that.

A bad storm coming in tonight apparently, typical as we're off to Swansea tomorrow. We'll leave early as it seems like there might be a lull in the morning before it comes back around mid-day. Hopefully we will be there by then.

Enjoy your weekend!

TracyK said...

I love fuchsias, but I could never grow them like that here. Maybe next year when I have more time and have adapted back to having water for watering plants again, I will try some in pots again. Those are lovely pictures of your garden.

Cath said...

Tracy: I think fuchsias love shady damp spots and we have a lot of those in our garden so they grow well.

Judith said...

My gosh, Cath, haven't you had a good year for corn--or at least that's the way it looks! Loved the photos of your garden--every single one. Thanks so much for posting!

Vintage Reading said...

Fuchsias have been wonderful this year - yours look great. I also has success with a white one with a purple centre.

Cath said...

Nicola: Agreed, the fuchsias really have been gorgeous this year, and long lasting! We still have plenty in flower in the garden.