After a misty start…

early this morning it’s now another glorious autumnal day.


One plant that didn’t do well all through the summer was the hydrangea which despite regular watering mostly looked lifeless with no sign of any flowers, and has only perked up in the last month or so.

Now the leaves are changing from green to red prior to dropping.


During the week I cleared the second lot of climbing beans, put away the canes then dug the area over.  That means all three vegetable patches are now cleared and dug, and I’ve already put six barrow loads of sieved compost on the one where I’ll be planting the potatoes next year.

Here’s more flower pictures showing a white California Poppy and some pink cosmos.


Have a good week!


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18 Responses to After a misty start…

  1. Love the white California poppy! Have a good week too Mike x

  2. Liz says:

    The cosmos are so pretty – still blooming! Happy week!

  3. Jade says:

    Lovely pictures of both the California Poppy and pink cosmos!
    It is interesting to see your hydrangea’s leaves turning red. Our’s just turn yellow or brown prior to dropping.
    Thanks and same to you!

  4. menhir1 says:

    The Hydrangea leaves are doing you proud just now, they look glorious…last gasp for the year. The bush is well-deserving of rest after the struggle for survival this year.

    You’ve been busy, sounds almost athletic. Xx

  5. Jo says:

    It’s been a gorgeous weekend here too, it’s nice to be able to get all those outdoor jobs done before winter really sets in.

  6. Glad you are enjoying the lovely autumn weather too. Cant believe I’m still picking tomatoes! xx

  7. CJ says:

    Well done on getting all that compost on, great to be ready for next year already. I did some garden tidying on Saturday, it’s all quite neat out there now – for a while at least. CJ xx

  8. snowbird says:

    The poppy and cosmos look so pure and pristine, gorgeous! How wonderful to have the veggie patches sorted. xxx

  9. nikkipolani says:

    Sorry the hydrangea didn’t do well this season, but those changing leaves are pretty.

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