Saturday, November 10, 2012

My November Garden

At last, there's a chance between the showers to spend a bit of time in the garden instead of just darting out to feed the birds! 
The grass has even been too wet to walk on to clear up after Finn as much as I should.
Anyway today I managed to walk around and see what is happening out there, and as you can see there is still a bit of colour about.

And this is the view from my bedroom window. The Rosa Rugosa provide a good splash of autumn colour.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A New Visitor to the Garden

I've lived in this house for nearly 20 years and I have never seen a squirrel in the garden before, so I was really pleased to see this one although he didn't look to pleased to be there!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Some of the creatures who shared my garden last month.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fuchsia Fest

Here are some of the Fuchsias in my garden at the moment. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

 There's some confusion as to whether this is in fact a Fuchsia, but I'll include her anyway because I love her!
 Isn't she beautiful?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

August in bloom

Welcome to my garden.
 The weather this summer hasn't inspired me to go into the garden very much let alone write about it, but here are some pictures I managed to take last month. The honeysuckle and jasmine didn't last as long this year as they did last year, but this seems to have been the case with everything in my garden.

 My garden had a weird compliment when a friend was trying to repair my front gate, 'Your garden has too many butterflies'!!!!! Can a garden have too many? I rather like to see them fluttering around, a garden may  be packed with flowers but to me without a bit of movement from either birds or butterflies it's a dead place. So far this year I've seen the small tortoiseshell pictured below, Peacock, Red Admiral, Cabbage white, Common blue and Wall brown  which settles on me while I am sitting reading. The Peacock and Red Admiral like to bask in the sun on the front of the house. I staggered the pruning of the Buddlea this year to try to prolong the flowering season I think it's worked .
The son has got his hat on.....
 and so has Finn and  friend.
 And lastly I found this little visitor hiding in the undergrowth.