End of month view – October 2017

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This time last year the Acer on the left was still covered with leaves. Two years ago it was bare. It also had a backdrop of a magnolia which is now gone. Not much else is different. The real bareness of winter hasn’t hit yet and there are still bits and pieces of flower to be found. As the deciduous stuff slowly recedes, so the evergreens become more prominent.
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This view was taken with the camera held aloft on a monopod. I do like a different perspective. It’s as near as I can get to seeing it anew, as a first time visitor might. I find
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myself pleased and displeased for the same reason. I want a garden full of different things so there is always something going on but I do worry that it’s all a bit too disorganised and busy. I’m going to stick with the first part and be pleased as I know I will never change the way I do things. This seems like the right time of year to be thinking about making changes. So I’ve thought about it and decided against.

I have three autumn flowering camellias in full sun in the front garden. ‘Paradise Little Liane’ has flowered freely this year for the first time. If it seems crazy to have a white flowered camellia against the white front of the house, bear in mind that we mostly see it from inside, looking out. ‘Navajo’, seen from indoors and backlit, is a treat.

Dahlia ‘Cheyenne’ chose not to flower until mid October, too much shade I imagine. Miscanthus ‘Ferne Osten’ is a flopper with us and will soon get cut down. ‘Septemberot’ stands up much better and sometimes colours well in autumn, not this year though. The nerines are all but over for this year. Even so, they still pack a small pink punch. Other than that, it’s all Fuchsias and Salvias.

For more end of month shenanigans head over to Glebe House Garden and follow the various links.

6 thoughts on “End of month view – October 2017

  1. I love all your different textures in the garden rather like a patchwork quilt; & the grasses contrast so well with the evergreens & you can feel the foliage contrasts which are just brilliant. I love it!

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