It's been a day of wet-and-wild followed by not-too-bad to dull-and-threatening! I don't think you would need two guesses to know I'm in Scotland :)
All that means that the trip into the garden to see what I could garner for the vase today was a quick one but there's still plenty to find despite us being into November ... here's photos of just a few:
|Aster Nova Angliae 'Andenken An Alma Potschke', Pennisetum setaceum|
'Sky Rocket', and a dwarf lavender
|Rosebuds - L'Aimant, Patricia Kent and Pride of England|
There was also a couple of real surprises to see too.
Auriculas in flower already!
I haven't been able to join in with Cathy's In a Vase on Monday meme, over at Rambling in the Garden for a couple of weeks - life just got in the way - so was determined to participate today. As you can see it's a mix of pinks and roses - almost all pink!
Although I missed posting for a couple of weeks that doesn't mean I didn't fill a vase or two - here's last week's.
Before I go, I thought I'd celebrate our first year in the garden by showing you a couple of before and after shots.
This is what the back garden looked like just before we moved in on November 14th, 2013. A depressing sight but I could see the potential even then.
This was how it looked a couple of weeks ago - before Hurricane Gonzalo did his worst.
And this is the view from the shed yesterday morning. There's still a lot to do, I have plans , but I'd say it's coming along nicely.
In the meantime I wish you Happy Gardening,