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Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’

 

There can be real beauty in ageing.

(Support me on this one, OK? Personally I’m banking on it…)

 
 

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The NoID blue hydrangea up on the bank, taking on a rainbow of hues as its flowers fade.

..Whilst we can only hope it to be true for ladies of a certain age, some blooms always manage to look better as they mature.

 
 

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Rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’

 A rose which begins life a knock-your-socks-off orange before mellowing elegantly into rosy pink.

 
 

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The Precipitous Bank, October 2016

When we moved here there was precious little autumn colour in the garden. It’s only this year that I’ve really noticed how much that has changed. Maybe even go so far as to say it actually looks at its best at this time of year. Have I inadvertently created an autumn garden?

 
 

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Hydrangea (NoID)

My love hate relationship with hydrangeas is well documented. Right now it’s all love.

 
 

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Hydrangea ‘Limelight’

 
 

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Hydrangea ‘Limelight’

 

I relocated ‘Limelight’ a couple of days ago. In full bloom (yes, I know). So far she has yet to punish me, there are still pristine new blooms to complement those which are fading. It’s early days. The weather has been perfect for gardening over the last week or so and I’ve been pressing on with getting things planted and shifted around while the going is good. If anything, extraordinarily for autumn, it’s been too dry. In some places excavating a planting hole has been more akin to mining through rock. Explosives would have made the job a whole lot easier.

At each and every turn I’ve been accompanied by my faithful friend the robin. He flits about, perches for a while on the edge of the trug or the handle of the garden fork, then darts in to wherever I’m digging to pluck out a tasty morsel or two. He gets so close in fact that I’m continually having to watch my feet to make sure I don’t squash him flat. I tried to get a shot of him yesterday whilst out snapping the hydrangeas. He was in the vicinity, I could hear his song. But would he oblige with a star appearance? Would he heck. A gardener bearing a camera is of little interest. A gardener tilling the earth in a worm disturbing fashion, now that is something else.

 
 

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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

The last few blooms of the Ceratostigma emerge as the leaves take on delicious red tints.

 
 

Tropaeolum majus 'Purple Emperor'

 

Tropaeolum majus ‘Purple Emperor’

The leaves of the nasturtiums may be starting to yellow, but they’re still pumping out the blooms non stop.

 
 

Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace'

 

Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’

 
 

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Aster (NoID). Or have I got to call it by the S word now?

 

If the dry weather would only hold for a few more days I’d have a chance at finishing the planting. There are plenty of gaps as a result of this year’s wholesale clearing but isn’t it always the way.. those denizens of the plant ghetto bought on impulse, are they going to be the ones to plug the holes? That gorgeous little woodlander for the south facing bank? Er.. no. But if there’s a goal to get everything in the ground before winter, in the ground they will surely be. The solution is to clear a further small patch in a more suitable location and plant into that. The surrounding weeds won’t grow much over winter and by spring the gardener will be out there and on top of it before they can overwhelm. (Stop that sniggering at the back..)

 
 

Rose 'Jude the Obscure'

 

Rose ‘Jude the Obscure’

 
 

Cyclamen hederifolium

 

Cyclamen hederifolium pushing up through the autumnal leaves of Saxifraga stolonifera

 
 

Erigeron karvinskianus

 

Erigeron karvinskianus has been in full bloom since June. The flowers start off white and as the season progresses turn increasingly to pink. Then they shrink back until the tiny buttons of the seedheads festoon the plant. Once you have this Erigeron you’ll never be without it, it self seeds for England. But what’s not to love?

 
 

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Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’

The petals may be shrivelling but the central cone remains and lasts well into winter. Just add frost.

 
 

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The terraces, October 2016

The last hurrah.

 
 

Linking to Carol and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens, where you will find a feast of October bloomers from around the world.

 
 
 

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88 Comments

  1. kate@barnhouse October 15, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful post, Jessica, your terrace and slope are maturing so well. Lovely compositions. There’s nothing quite like a lingering, smouldering autumn finale. Many of these plants have such good winter appeal too, which is especially valuable, I think. Nice to espy a few well placed grasses?.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kate. There are more grasses in there than show up (the bunnies really left their mark back in Spring unfortunately). Maybe next year they’ll be allowed to reach their full potential, but that I’m not banking on. There are too many burrows appearing around the place. 🙁

  2. Edinburgh Garden Diary October 15, 2016 at 11:23 am - Reply

    The precipitous bank looks flippin’ brilliant. I’d love to see a series of before and after shots, as you have clearly worked like a trojan to get it looking this good. I do like the effect of the cyclamen popping up through the saxifrage leaves. Agree about hydrangeas. I can stomach ‘limelight’ and H. petiolaris, but have mixed feelings about the mop-heads. Yours, however, look quite beautiful at this ageing stage.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      The mop heads are ubiquitous around here and we inherited far too many. I do love the more delicate ones, like Invincibelle Spirit. I happened upon another (at half price) yesterday so that’s a further bit of ground covered up.
      This is the bank (here) as it started out.. a bit too green and overgrown. And before that it was home to conifers about 50′ high! It’s still a work in progress but at least I have managed to wrest back some semblance of control.

  3. Vera October 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful planting scheme……..feeling inspired, as ever, to get a move on with getting our place sorted out!

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      There’s always so much to do that’s the trouble and you’ve got enough on your plate at the moment. It will happen when the time is right.

  4. ourfrenchoasis October 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Great photos. Our hydrangeas have long since been over, way too early this year, but it was so hot and so dry they gave up! I love the cyclamen. Ours is very much a spring garden, but I have to admit you have truly inspired me to work on making sure we have more autumnal colour, you planting scheme is so stunning. And yes, let’s be like a good wine, we get better with age!!

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      It’s the Spring end of the season I struggle with more, getting bulbs to grow is a real challenge here. The garden is permanently undermined by mice and voles. I have even resorted to planting bulbs in wire mesh cages. It works to some extent, but as soon as the new shoots push up above the mesh they are snaffled!

  5. croftgarden October 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    With maturity comes the wisdom of age and experience and the connoisseur appreciates this as the beauty of the soul; hence maturity can be beautiful but you need the wisdom to appreciate it.
    Your lovely hydrangeas awoke the plant envy monster within, not only are the colours delicate the flowers have both texture and architecture. Your lovely autumn colours have brightened a very grey, rainy afternoon.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      A perfect description of maturity! We have had our share of the wet stuff today too.. a very clear case of ‘be careful what you wish for’!

  6. Nell Jean October 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful post! Beauty in aging: I got a haircut yesterday and am doing the same for many of my plants.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jean. It will be haircut time here soon enough. I hope in your case it will be enough to get them through the drought.

  7. Pauline October 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Your bank and your terraces are stunning, so much colour, you have worked so hard to achieve this.Welcome rain today, the ground was just too hard to plant the other day, so hopefully I will be able to get on with planting when the rain stops.
    We all get better as we age!

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks Pauline. A good deluge this afternoon, I hope I can get out and do some planting tomorrow. Small window of opportunity before the proper winter wet.

  8. Susan Garrett October 15, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    The maturing bit hasn’t worked for me! You have some beautiful colour though,

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      Sue, I am quite sure you are being too hard on yourself!

  9. Marian St.Clair October 15, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    You get an emphatic “YES!” from me. It’s as beautiful as I’ve ever seen it. My shady garden also gets a boost in October from fall foliage, but I don’t have your fabulous blooms.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      What I’m thinking this year is that I should now be filling the gaps with earlier bloomers and foliage of different colours and textures to give me more Spring and Summer interest as well. Possibly I’ve done too much planting mid year and as a consequence the garden only reaches a peak about now.

  10. Christina October 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    That last image is amazing Jessica, it could be a full page spread for Gardens Illustrated, beautiful. An area planted for autumn isn’t a bad concept; I’d do it if I had autumn foliage colour.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks Christina. The camera doesn’t seem to cope with pink very well, the sedum in that image is brighter than reality. We might have a go with Photoshop to get it looking more natural. I try to achieve the impossible and have every border looking good all season long. Perhaps zoning the garden by season would be more effective.

  11. justjilluk October 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Well done. Beautiful plants and fantastic photos.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jill. Beginners luck.

  12. Backlane Notebook October 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Gosh you’ve lots of interesting textures and lots of colour for this time of year. I think it’s good to head towards Winter with such a vibrant show – a sort of reminder that it ain’t all over just yet. In Spring seeing new fresh, green growth at the base of herbaceous plants and buds on shrubs is simply enough to lift my spirits.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      So fleeting though isn’t it. A sharp frost or a gale and it’ll all be gone. Makes you appreciate every single day it looks like that.

  13. jenhumm116 October 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photos of what is looking increasingly like a really fantastic garden! Well done you.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jen. Hard fought and very much not done yet!

  14. Dorothy Borders October 15, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Those hydrangeas are so lovely and I do so admire the glorious colors on your “Precipitous Bank.” Well done indeed.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      More changes planned for next month. I want to remove those solid blocks of berberis hedge and make way for more interesting plants. It never gets done does it.

  15. jannaschreier October 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Your garden is looking fabulous, Jessica. But how can you possibly have any hate for hydrangeas?! Your photos are amazing.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Too many mop heads. They are impossible to kill. I’ve tried. We’ve banished four of the things to the far outposts of the garden where at least, in the woodland, they have done the decent thing and ditched the lipstick pink in favour of blue.

  16. amateurplantsman October 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I think robins are naturally camera shy – I had the same problem trying to get a picture of one a few years ago

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      I have a cunning plan involving a phone in the back pocket whilst out there turning the soil. I like to think of them as constant companions but it’s all cupboard love isn’t it.

  17. Sol October 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Some really good colour here but I do enjoy ‘lime light’ best

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      Best of both worlds with ‘Limelight’, a lovely clear white and then those gorgeous dusky pink tints. I hope she won’t sulk now I’ve moved her. Thanks Sol.

  18. surreycottage October 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    I have to say a big thank-you, Jessica; your precipitous bank has inspired me to get some decent planting sorted this year. Kevin has been out chopping back a vile grass that a previous owner obviously loved ‘not wisely but too well’ (the darn stuff has seeded itself all over the garden – I’ve even found it popping its nasty sharp leaves out of the waterlilies!). The net result is that we now have massive gaps in the long border that runs parallel to the beech hedge – now how do I gently break it to him that it is time to visit the garden centre? Our wedding anniversary is a few scant weeks away – I think a few plants might make an excellent gift (and I can get him the super-special log splitter he’s been eyeing up).

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:23 pm - Reply

      I can’t think of a better anniversary present than a few plants.. They are always better with memories attached. Congrats in advance by the way! I’d thoroughly recommend a log splitter. They make a tough job into a piece of cake. Effortless. Crikey, even I could do it!

  19. Linda from Each Little World October 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful collection of Hydrangeas you have. I am not surprised that Emma Hamilton starts as a knock-your-socks off color and then fades. She was pretty much that kind of gal, I believe.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      So I’ve heard! Thanks Linda.

  20. susurrus October 15, 2016 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    A lovely post and yes!!! – of course there is beauty in age.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      Thank goodness for that!

  21. Chloris October 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    What’ s not to love about the hydrangeas with their lovely antiquey shades? You have done well to create such gorgeous autumn colour. That last shot particularly is breathtaking. And you are still dry too? We haven’ t had a decent rain since June.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      It’s unusual for Autumn to be so dry for us. It has been a wonderful opportunity to get things done but I was grateful for today’s rain. I was about to ask to borrow your pick axe..

  22. Chloris October 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I just wrota a comment that disappeared into a black hole; so I’ ll just say again your autumn garden looks wonderful and as Christina says, the last photo is stunning. And hydrangeas with lovely antiquey shades, well what’ s not to like?

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      I love the hydrangeas when they fade. Every summer when this mop head comes out bright pink I say it’s going, then in autumn it turns crimson and I change my mind. I guess it gets a reprieve again.

  23. Anna October 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    What a fabulous nasturtium Jessica. The terraces are just like ladies of a certain age and vintage wine – coming into their best as the seasons progress. I hope that the weather holds for you to complete your planting plans.

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:46 pm - Reply

      That nasturtium is pretty but rampant. It’s supposed to climb but it’s ignored the support I erected for it and I reckon must have made it to the Cornish border by now. Plenty of rain today but at least that will make it easier to dig. I was down to the very last pot and then there was a half price sale at Rosemoor yesterday. Oh dear..

  24. hb October 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, beautiful photos, enjoyed them all. The terraces and Precipitous Slope are food for the soul.

    Also laughed heartily at your joke: “by spring the gardener will be out there and on top of it before they can overwhelm.” Uh huh!

    • Jessica October 15, 2016 at 11:52 pm - Reply

      I shall stick a big bamboo cane in the ground so I know where they are when I go back for them. Preferably one with a flashing light on the top. If we can’t laugh at ourselves where would we be.

  25. Kris P October 16, 2016 at 12:58 am - Reply

    I love seeing your beautiful fall colors, Jessica! Plants that produce fall color are an anomaly here to begin with and it’s too warm yet for even those plants inclined to blush to do so. I love that you have a robin following your about, even if it appears he is a little opportunist. The birds here show up only when their feeders are full and I’m afraid I neglected that chore today.

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      Robins are so tame, he’s a great little garden companion. They seem to be able to detect some sort of distress call from the worms, then jump straight in to whatever hole I’m digging. We agree that I will down tools while he gets his worm if he gives me a little song once he’s eaten it.

  26. Sam October 16, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Gosh your terraces are looking fabulous. All gorgeous photos; I particularly love the lighting in the nasturtium one. It’s been very dry here too – we’ve been using a mattock to dig holes… Lovely to see this autumn hurrah in your garden, Jessica. It’s got great bones for winter too. I think planting into a holding bed is a fine idea. I plonked some plants into a holding area a few years ago and they’re still there… Oops. Sam x

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      I am still relocating the plants I put in the veggie patch this time last year.. thanks Sam.

  27. Steve October 16, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

    You are right. This time of year is both beautiful and sad. Mind you, your terraces are enough to get any gardener excited.

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      I inherited the terraces, albeit completely overgrown. They represent the only truly flat planting space in the garden so I am fond of them too!

  28. derrickjknight October 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos and fun text. The bank and terraces are doing so well

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      It always surprises me when they come good late in the season. Now to extend the intensity of colour to other seasons of the year.

  29. annamadeit October 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Haha – you sound as delusional as I am, with your… “… if there’s a goal to get everything in the ground before winter, in the ground they will surely be.” Best of luck getting it all planted. In the meantime, I would just like to affirm your initial thought – there is indeed an undeniable and lovely patina in…uhm, maturing, shall we say?

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Patina is a good word. You have to be a bit delusional to be a gardener. It’s a triumph of hope over experience most of the time.

  30. Brenda October 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I love how your photo caught the little curlicues on the Rudbeckia cones and I’m envious of your little robin pal. Whether you intended so much fall color or not–it’s glorious. No whimpering into winter with your plants–they are going out in full celebratory splendor.

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      I didn’t see those little curlicues until I cropped the shot on the screen. Cute aren’t they! The colour is rapidly disappearing given the wind and rain we’ve had over the last couple of days. That’s the trouble with autumn. Still, I’ve enjoyed it while I can.

  31. Julieanne October 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I admire you growing Tulbaghia – is that in a pot or in the ground? I love the Saxifraga stolonifera with the cyclamen. I have cyclamen to plant and have been wondering where to put the Saxifraga – I think I know now – thanks Jessica. That last photo is stunning. Beautifully photographed.

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      The Tulbaghia is both! I bought it at a plant fair in August and did question the hardiness. “Oh, it’ll be fine in the ground” was the answer. But when I checked on the internet, of course they’re not that hardy at all. So I potted it into a much larger pot and sunk that in the ground. As soon as the nights get properly cold I’ll lift the pot and put it in the greenhouse for winter. Thanks Julieanne.

  32. Jennifer October 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Your precipitous slope has filled in so nicely and the plants have matured and grown very well. I’m impressed with your relocation of plants, I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try that, especially in the dry climate where I live, but you do it so well. I especially love your hydrangeas, they are lush and beautiful.

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      I try to time the relocations for just before rain, then they get a good chance to recover. It doesn’t always work, but it’s less risky. Of course the best thing to do is to put them in the right place first time, but that doesn’t seem to work either!

  33. germac4 October 17, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    The autumn colour looks glorious, especially in the last photo…I love the muted colours of autumn. Your nasturtiums are pretty, and also the hydrangeas, although I must admit when we had them in the garden I always got tired of the floppy dead ones at the end of summer. Nice to see the garden looking so full of plants and colour.

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      I know what you mean about hydrangeas. They do get tatty, especially in wind and rain. I tolerate them until they look really bad, or start to flop, then it’s off with their heads.

  34. Brian Skeys October 17, 2016 at 8:41 am - Reply

    You should be delighted with how the garden looks, Jessica. A reward for all your hard work. We all hope to improve with age, like a good wine, wether we do should do so gracefully or disgracefully i am not sure!

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      A bit of both most likely. Especially if wine is involved 🙂

  35. bettyl - NZ October 17, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Great flowers for October! I love the nasturtium–I’ve never seen that kind before.

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      It’s a new one for me this year. In fact any kind of nasturtium is new. I wanted to pretty up the veg patch and it seems to have worked!

  36. Cathy October 17, 2016 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Such progress on the Precipitous Bank – you should be well proud of what you have achieved here Jessica

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Cathy. It’s coming on. Slowly but surely.

  37. Caro October 17, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    The autumn has been mild enough to keep things going so far – let’s hope it lasts for a bit longer. I’m not quite ready to face winter, either mentally or physically! Love that nasturtium, mine all ramble everywhere anyway so one more won’t matter. Putting it on my seed list for next year. And with the evenings rapidly getting dark earlier, a holding plot is a great idea; at least they’ll be in the ground and at this stage, it’s either plants or bulbs. Who said autumn was a quiet time in the garden!?!!

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      It’s certainly not a quiet time! It’s the weather that will defeat me now if anything. Torrential rain over the weekend and the ground is now saturated. Hoping I’ll get some dry spells before it sets in for good.

  38. snowbird October 17, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Gosh, it really is looking just lovely! It’s great when it all comes together isn’t it?xxx

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks D. When I look at the rest of the garden though I wonder if this little bit was just a fluke..

  39. Heien October 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica
    I completely ageee with you, there is much beauty in aging!
    Glad someone else likes hydrangeas, very underrated I think
    Helen

    • Jessica October 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Thank goodness for that!
      Re hydrangeas, I like the smaller petalled ones. The mop heads are delightful once they’ve faded. I have to avert my eyes at the lipstick pink stage.

  40. Freda October 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    . Your precipitous bank is looking stunning. Congratulations Jessica. And isn’t erigeron karvinskianus a wonderful thing?

    • Jessica October 18, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

      I ‘discovered’ that Erigeron a couple of years back, it is everywhere around Devon and Cornwall, and now I can’t get enough of it. The next thing will be to try and get it established under steps.

  41. Linnae October 18, 2016 at 6:23 am - Reply

    I love the hydrangeas that begin white, then turn pink as they age. I’ve got a few of those, myself. Your terraces are simply gorgeous! The color echoes are so vibrant. I envy you your time to get out and shift things around. We have had rain for weeks now, which is usual for fall here, but I’m ready for a bit of sunshine! Take care.

    • Jessica October 18, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Thanks Linnae. We’re forecast another dry spell after today so I must find the time to get out and finish the planting. There comes a point when the soil gets so wet it doesn’t dry out again until well into Spring. After that point I am sunk. Literally!

  42. Jacqueline October 18, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Autumn colour Jessica …… the fruits of your labours.
    My Limelight wasn’t it’s best this year … the blooms were not very large. Do you prune yours and, if so, when ? My Hydrangea Vanilla Fraise was much better but that is in a south-facing aspect so maybe it is happier.
    …… I am already at the beauty in ageing stage …. I’m not sure if it’s working though !!!!!! XXXX

    • Jessica October 18, 2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      I trim them back in Spring to new emerging shoots. I’m wondering though if I should cut it back harder as it is getting a bit leggy. Might experiment next year.
      And of course it is working!! 🙂

  43. Natalie October 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous colours in all those flowers. Not much left blooming here and we’re about the lose the last of the autumn leaves. Wishing you a happy autumn!

    • Jessica October 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Your winters are so long. But bright blue skies between the snow showers.. it beats the eternal grey of England!

  44. Laura October 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    What a hurrah! Achingly beautiful.

    • Jessica October 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks Laura. If it were an all year hurrah that would be so much better though!

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