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A bit of colour in the garden yet!

26 October 2017 08:14:48

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Today looks like it might be mild but dull. My aim is to get out and sort out the back garden as its gone wild!! 

I'm trying to keep my Cosmos going a bit longer as I want them to form seeds, but then I think they look untidy!! 

Amazing to see some colour now at the end of October. I'm expecting frosty days and yet it's so mild. Incredible. 

So here are another few beauties. This first photo is Hellebore HGC Maestro which I bought in Johnstown last year. Really lovely markings on the back of each flower. 

Second photo is my Chrysanthemum beppei Bronze. This is a Dealz plant, in a pot, thrown aside, but still flowers every year. I really must plant that out. 

Lastly my Salvia 'Embers Wish' and Parahebe 'Avalanche' which I think look good beside each other. Both have just grown so well this year. The Parahebe was chopped right back and regrown and has some more beautiful flowers. 

Im hoping today to find a few more beauties and will post them up soon. Well that's the plan. I bought some plants last week while in JGC with Margie  and then on Tuesday I had to go to Naas and popped int B&Q and found some bargains .  But that's another journal lol 

Hope you all have a great day! 

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LindaB LindaB 26 October 2017 12:11:52

It is great seeing so much colour in the garden at this time of year, we will probably have good colour until first frosts, it is amazing to see what still goes on!

fraoch fraoch 26 October 2017 19:37:53

I have Chrysanthemum like that too that thrive on neglect. It's great you have so much colour still .

JoanG JoanG 26 October 2017 19:40:53

I had to laugh when I read your journal Jackie, as I pulled up my cosmos today after getting annoyed at their untidyness; now I can see some nice plants behind them.  Lovely photos, your plants are still going strong. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 26 October 2017 19:46:15

Oh dear! between the gone-over Jap Anemones and early Asters I really need to be doing a bit of REAL gardening soon LOL

Jackie Jackie 26 October 2017 19:56:39

Haha well I finally got to cut the grass today and I have to say with all the leaves it looks a bit better after its HOOVER lol but the borders are bursting and really need a tidy up! But that will have to wait as I have my three granddaughters for the day tomorrow.......bliss....so the garden will be put back a day or so for now!! lol All in good time and the weather is holding up which is a bonus!

MargieD MargieD 27 October 2017 19:32:12

I love the way you have still so much blooming in your garden. You always have something to brighen the day. That Hellebore is so delicate looking and the Chrysanthemum is the perfect colour for this week matching all the pumkins out on doorstep displays! Enjpy the weekend, weather forecast is good.


Scrubber Scrubber 28 October 2017 22:44:37

Lovely lovely plants. that hellebore is wonderfully early isnt it? Colur of the mums beautiful.

Scrubber Scrubber 28 October 2017 22:44:38

Lovely lovely plants. that hellebore is wonderfully early isnt it? Colur of the mums beautiful.

Jackie Jackie 29 October 2017 08:44:38

Thanks Margie and Peter. I'm hoping today, Sunday, I can get out for an hour or so, well I do have an extra hour don't I ;). Weather is great and I see it could reach 12C on Halloween............now I have to say I love a good frosty cold Halloween, balmy doesn't work.......well maybe for us gardeners.....have a good one everyone ;) 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 October 2017 09:09:11

Three beautiful plants and the salvias seem to go on forever. We were cutting down hellebore orientalis yesterday and the flower buds are well developed.

Michele Maria Michele Maria 30 October 2017 14:06:03

You did well to find such gems.



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