A walk around the garden in October
The garden is starting to take on a more autumnal feel.
The pelargoniums have now been replaced with pansies and heathers, and the colours of the hydrangea heads are starting to fade.
However there is still lots of green in the garden, but fewer patches of bright colours - the yellow of the rubeckia that has been in flower since July and the purple of the verbena and lilac of the Michaelmas daises that are at their best right now.
Some of the roses are still flowering and the sedum gives a burst of pink in the background.
|Francine Austin rose, it is the smallest one we have in the garden but still very pretty.|
The hardy fuchsia is cut down hard in the spring and it repays us by producing such lovely flowers.
Do you like my basket ? I bought it on a second hand stall in Totnes recently, I love it's branch handle and it's pretty shape and the fact it is hand made.. It will also hold lots of goodies when visiting the local farmers markets too.
Autumn is the time of planting bulbs for spring, with the dry weather we have managed to plant the daffodil bulbs this weekend, but the tulips can wait another month until they are planted, which is just as well as I am still planning what to buy. I can be like a child in a sweet shop with such a choice in the variety and colour of tulips! Do you have any favourite tulips that you wouldn't be without?
Stitches scraps and tidbits and Karen from Katie Claires cottage.blogspot.co.uk/ also hello and welcome to all my silent followers too thank you for visiting. Happy thanksgiving day tomorrow, for those of you celebrating in Canada.