14 September 2019

September Garden



autumn colours

rose hips
The sun is shining and it’s perfect gardening weather.  I have been outside helping Paul plant foxgloves around an ivy covered tree stump (helping as in pointing out where I wanted them planted).  Foxgloves should do well in our sandy soil here and I’m hoping for a pretty display in spring.  We  removed the buddleia that had grown into a monster and was swamping the roses and clematis and planted some foxgloves in its space.

foxgloves planted around the base of the old tree stump

foxgloves planted in the space left by the buddleia, honeysuckle in the foreground
Rick has been helping too.  He has been throwing Bunny the Second around and generally showing off.




the cucumber plant has produced really well this summer and reached the top of the greenhouse


Paul's strange triffid like "cup and saucer" plant

I wasn't too sure if this tree would survive after we cut it back

fluffy tree now

20 comments:

  1. I love the action shot of Rick and the airborne bunny.

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    1. I'm not sure what it is so I just call it the fluffy tree.

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  3. It all looks so healthy.... not what we can say here. Still no rain, and those who are still mowing their Chestnut plantations are producing clouds of dust. It's been a very poor growing year in the veg' garden.

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    1. We missed the hot, sunny days of a French July and August though, not enough meals outside on the terrace.

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  4. Rick looks such a happy and contented bunny, with his bunny.
    Garden is looking good - you've worked such wonders with it, and your new home, in such a short time.
    Now all you need are a couple of your paintings for the empty kitchen walls.....

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    1. I have hung a canvas on the kitchen wall - it's just not one of mine!

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  5. There's a lot of nice variety in your garden. This blogpost may have inspired me to relocate some foxglove plants ready for next year.

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    1. The garden was well stocked but very overgrown when we moved in, we are still discovering new delights and adding a few of our own.

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  6. That's good Helping. Job well done.

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  7. I think your fluffy tree may be a kind of willow. Certainly the photo of the trimmed stump makes me think so. The other possibility is a tamarisk, but only if it had pink blossom in the spring.

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  8. Love the colour of the rose! Our buddlia takes over; it has to be cut back hard every year.

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    1. It had to come out, it was swamping everything else. I shall miss the butterflies.

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