A photo a week – week 13

No, I’m not superstitious about the number 13 🙂

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A photo a week – week 12

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The big show-offs

The alien pods have opened.

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And just because I can, a couple of arty close-ups:

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All the colours of the rainbow

Well, pretty much. Just a selection of the colourful things happening at the moment – we have asters:

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Rudbeckias:

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These are the new perennial ones:

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And the annuals look fantastic mixed with the clary:

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Fuschia:

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And shiny black Hypericum berries:

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Meanwhile these lilies look like some kind of weird alien pod:

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Do you think I should be worried?!

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A photo a week – week 11

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A few highlights from Mum’s garden

I popped over to see Mum yesterday afternoon. She’d said over the phone that she had a few things in the garden she had to show me, so I was keen to see how it was looking.

The first was a begonia – neither of us particularly likes begonias but the corms were free so we gave them a go. Mum’s are further long than mine as I started mine later. Hers are in flower (well, some of them are) and are quite pretty, if you like begonias of course!

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Then she wanted me to see the thalictrum – something I’ve never grown, but it’s very pretty so I might have to find a spot for one. From a distance you can see a cloud of little purple flowers, and close up it looks like this:

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Finally, the echinacea, which was being visited by a very busy bee!

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This weekend I had intended to get out and do a few things in the garden but it didn’t happen. Maybe next week instead! Thankfully most things are taking care of themselves at the moment, but there is always a bit of weeding and deadheading, isn’t there?

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A photo a week – week 10

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