FADING GRACEFULLY

The garden is fading gracefully into Winter.  No frosts yet, but for the present, the leaves are decorating the ground.


1. Through the Arch

An arch leads you along the litter strewn path, out into the Autumn sunshine.  Busy squirrels scatter when you approach.


2. To the Woods

The bare trunks of the trees stand magnificently over the fallen leaves, blurring the edges of the path.  Soon they will need to be cleared away.


3. Hydrangea

The flowers are fading into soft subtle dusky hues.


4. Sculptural Forms

A guessing game for you.  What are these?  


They are tulips (Tulip Burgundy).  They looked so decorative that I could not bear to cut them down.  

5. Fushias

First is Winston Churchill, and following it one whose name has been lost, but is easy to grow from cuttings as I seem to have quite a few of them.  Sitting outside, they were looking quite sad.  Bringing them into the Greenhouse seems to have perked them up considerably and they are now flowering away contentedly. 




6 The Last Strawberries

I've picked the final ones.  Not bad for mid November.  But the plants are looking a bit moth eaten and I'm going to put them outside until next year.


Next to them is the last aubergine.  Not sure what  I can make with that.

That's all from my garden this week.  Leaf clearing is the unsurprising job for this weekend, with a few breaks to catch up with all the other gardeners who join in Six on Saturday





Comments

  1. "Fading gracefully into Winter" is what I aspire to!

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  2. I really like the dusky hues of the Hydrangea flowers. For a brief moment I thought the tulip sculptures were metal! Lovely.

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    1. Yes - they look like something you would buy in a garden centre gift shop.

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  3. Woodland and fallen leaves are the glory of this time of year!

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    1. There's the odd rose still flowering in the garden, but they look out of place. Fallen leaves are the thing now.

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  4. So few people leave their tulips to from seedheads, me included. So I'd never have guessed that's what they were. They look very pretty though.

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  5. Today were the last cucumbers and tomatoes (in my Six) and soon the last chillies and sweet peppers. Everything has an end !
    Not a big meal to make with that tiny aubergine (or your strawberries are huge!) 😂😉

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  6. I like your tulips very much! I don't like tulips as flowers, but yours are nice. I love your arch.

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    1. Most tulips don't seem to do this particular trick.

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  7. Love your choice, and the fact that as it's harder to find six, we have to look at our gardens more carefully.

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    1. I do worry that I won't find anything to photograph, but so far so good.

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  8. Dusky is an excellent description! I'm amazed you still have strawberries -- lucky duck.

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  9. The Tulip Burgundy is very lovely and its seeds resemble my favourite species tulips. They look rather architectural. The hydrangea is fading so beautifully with that misty magenta colour

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    1. The tulip stems were just about to collapse, so I think they are probably all gone now.

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    2. My goodness the tulips have clung on well - they look really good! They would be lovely with frost on them - a perfect frosty subject. But I see from your comment above that they were about to collapse. What pity.

      The Fuchsias are beautiful. Mine are in pots outside the greenhouse, and looking ok at the moment, perhaps I’ll take them in when it starts to get very cold.

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    3. We had our first frost this morning, but I didn't see your comment til after it had melted. I'm now hoping for another one tomorrow so I can give your suggestion a try.

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    4. We had our first light frost this morning, but not enough to get any decent photos. Hope you've managed to capture some! ��

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  10. I've never seen tulips still standing at this time of year! What did you make with that aubergine? Miniscule Baba Ganoush? ;-)

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    1. It's not been cooked yet - a tiny ratatouille perhaps.

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