Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Late December in the garden...

A few dry moments and mild temperatures had me out tidying up... just  a little  bit. I couldn't stand the mush any longer, though the worms are doing a good job pulling things down.
We not be in for a white Christmas, But I'm enjoying how blond everything has become …

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Color and blooms...

This time of year I'm finding color and blooms , of a different sort ….

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Late November in the garden.

What a little cold snap , followed by wind and rain will do. I 'm enjoying the tangled mess , so maybe I'll just leave it for now. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tiny heat ….

All my tender ones safely tucked into the sunroom for the winter. Not only that; but  they've  got a sweet little  electric heater to keep them warm. 

And it  does double duty in my shed.  Though I admit I haven't spend much time sitting in the shed.  I do love the orange and blue ; and it is much safer than the wood stove I wanted when I started my shed project .

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Yellow in the garden..

Another dry day found me out once again….seemed to be a lot of yellow about.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November in the garden.

A break from the rain ; and a brief sunny spell . Had me out for a wander in the garden . I 've never taken photos from this far end of the front garden. I have high hopes next year it will fill in nicely. I've moved in all my garden thugs  like ,Nepeta 'Souvenir de Andre Chandon' with gets all floppy with the first big spring rains . I don't think the Eremurus will be bothered when it shoots through all the tangle of  Andre.

Eucalyptus camphora  has made quite a comeback after last winter.

This orange Dahlia and purple Salvia combination is still going strong.

Another one making a comeback ,Cordyline Australis. Here joined by one of many NNicotiana Sylvestris.
And here with Artemisisia 'Powis Castle'  and Saccharum ravennae .

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In the ground...

We'll see what 100 Crocus chrysanthus cream beauty and 100 tulip saxatilis look like in the spring. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last year Leucosceptrum stellipilum 'October moon' didn't get a chance to bloom , knocked back by the frost . This year it's  pushing those blooms out. This one finding a nice gap through a chewed hole in a Tetrapanax  leaf.