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JoanG's Journal October 2016

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Botanic Gardens

21 October 2016 23:09:41

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On my way to a family get-together last Sunday, I stopped by the Botanic Gardens for an hour's stroll.  The grass borders were looking fantastic, as they do at this time of year, and the dahlia display was at its height.  Around the lake, one of my favourite areas of the gardens, was glowing with autumn colour.

The sculpture exhibition gave added pleasure and of course their Halloween display always brings a smile.  Families and children were queuing up to take photos alongside it. 

We are blessed to have these wonderful gardens and I was lucky for the past couple of years to be able to pop in almost weekly when I had a little job to do in the neighbourhood.  That ended some months ago, so it was nice to come back. 

Autumn colour in the front garden

10 October 2016 22:54:26

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Yesterday was a glorious autumn day here so the camera came out and a few photos taken in the front garden.  I've put up a small album and will add to it as the season progresses.  

I hope you're all enjoying your gardens these lovely days. 

Persicaria campanulata, for Jackie

10 October 2016 22:28:08
Persicaria campanulata, for Jackie

Persicaria campanulata, for Jackie

Jackie, here is a photo of the plant from our visit to Hazel's garden this July.  Fran and I asked her about it and got the name.  If I remember rightly, Hazel said it does spread so you're right to keep an eye on it but it makes such a lovely display, so well worth having as you would have the space for it. 

Still going strong

08 October 2016 20:19:25

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Good to see photos are back, thanks Craig.

As Jackie said earlier, Cosmos are great plants to keep the show going into autumn. This is Cosmos 'Daydream' which I will certainly sow again next year as it has done so well. The white hydrangea in a pot is also giving good value with a few more buds coming.

Others still in good flower are Anthemis 'E C Buxton', Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', sedums of course, fuchsias, and another flower has opened on Canna 'Tropicana'.  And there's the autumn leaf colour also to enjoy; I must try and take a few foliage photos tomorrow. 

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