Rollercoaster Mum: How Does Our Garden Grow? - Autumn arrives

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Thursday, 3 October 2013

How Does Our Garden Grow? - Autumn arrives

I've been a bit slack joining in with this lovely linky lately and I've missed it. The problem was over the summer holidays I just ran out of time and it seems like there hasn't been much to say about the garden. Plants have got a bit bigger, harvests have been taken in, flowers have gone over but photographically it seemed to look much the same for quite a while. However I thought it was about time I showed y'all a few pictures from our little patch - even if it does look rather rough around the edges in an autumnal sort of way. Apologies for a couple of repeat pics from previous posts for anyone who actually comes back and reads my blog more than once!

Rosy red apples
Rosy red ripe apples - we haven't had to buy apples for weeks!

harvest glut
The tomatoes did their usual and got blight although we have a couple left in our not very light greenhouse and so we had to process lots of green tomatoes, some runner beans and a couple of large courgettes - a weekends work a couple of weeks ago.
prairie style planting
And here is the flower bed that was revamped earlier in the year. Looking a bit rough round the edges now but I have high hopes for next year as most of the plants are perennials and should come back bigger and better next year. Since I last showed this I have added 3 grass plants which I got at a local market for the bargain price of a fiver for all three.
sunny yellow pansy
Couldn't resist this sunny yellow pansy making the most of the autumn sunshine - it almost looks like velvet.

sparkling spider's web
OK some of you may have seen the next couple of pics already but I like them so much I'm sharing them again - diamond drops on a spiders web on the washing line - beauty in the mundane

water drop refelections
Magical water droplets on the Fennel

magic fairy fungi
and lastly fabulous fairy fungi (found next to the flower bed)

#homesfornature home for a frog
I couldn't leave this post without sharing this one again - our mini pond that we built in the summer is now home to a real live frog - whoop whoop! All part of the RSPB's #homesfornature

Linking up with the inspirational and very lovely Mammasaurus

Mammasaurus - How Does Your Garden Grow?

6 comments:

  1. The frog in your pond is perfect - what a fabulous home for him! The spider web is gorgeous too with the water droplets.

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  2. I love that Home to Let for Friendly Frogs - and that you have an occupant! Lovely shots, the dew ones are just smashing. The flowers of Summer may ave gone but the Autumnal garden looks mighty fine too. What a mammoth task you had a in kitchen! Now for the fun bit - eating!

    Thanks for joining in x

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  3. Awww He's so cute! In the picture! I just wouldn't want him hopping about my toes!

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  4. Fantastic pansy shot and you're right, it really does look like velvet. Good work with all the bottling and preserving, looks delicious :)

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  5. I adore the frog pic, he is lovely, and I am v impressed with all those jars! :D

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  6. mmm those apples look scrumptious!

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