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Autumn Auras And Flowers

Posted Sep 14 2010 12:00am

These Busy Lizzies are still flowering away around the Lilac tree in the pot. They have flowered non stop for months, and still look healthy in the main part. The rest of the garden is looking a bit jaded around the edges.
The Horse Chestnut trees are finally tinting, with the outer leaves turning to shades of orange, brown, and yellow. The leaves seem to have their own September aura!
I am off work on annual leave this week and intend to tidy the garden, and start the big dig up at the allotment clearing the ground ready for next years growing season.
The incessant wet weather and warm soil temperatures have seen a huge amount of weed and grass growth up at the plot. It was hard to see the crops from the weeds!
Their are flowers in bloom still outside in the garden. The Lupins, the Verbena Bonarensis, The wildflower Daisys, the pastel jewel coloured Snapdragons, and the Ruby Astrantia to name a few.
I am still waiting for the Autumn Crocus flower to bloom in the pot. Speaking of Autumn it is the North of England Horticultural societys (NEHS) Autumn flower show at Harrogate on Friday to Sunday. Cat and me are going on Sunday I think.
http://www.flowershow.org.uk/show-info/
It is raining now outside as I write this. I have topped up the birds food and there are dozens of them in the garden now. Despite grey skys and wet conditions there is still quite a lot to look at in our garden. The flowers colours, Autumn leaves, and garden birds are all lovely to look at.
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