30 October 2008 22:38:09
This plant has fairly large bulb like roots and transplants quite easily. I planted this piece of root only 6 months ago and its flowering now. When I won the Bakker voucher I ordered a Meconopsis and a Asclepias. They arrived today and I planted them in pots and put them in the 'greenhouse'.
29 October 2008 12:39:46
Nerines and leaves of non-flowering Agapanthus
Very cold and wet today. But to cheer me up I had a look at the Nerines still in flower. The very healthy leaves beside them are my non-flowering Agapanthus!
16 October 2008 20:44:13
Flashy Mop head
This Hydrangea has been changing colours all year. It started off bluey-purple. I think this colour is so vibrant.
14 October 2008 22:31:04
Dahlias and Pink Kaffir Lillies
It was another fine day to enjoy the garden. I picked a pretty bunch of flowers to bring indoors. Its said you should keep cutting Dahlias to encourage more flowers. I did give mine an extra late feed and they are producing more buds.
09 October 2008 22:12:35
These are the Chinese Lanterns drying on top of the kitchen cupboard. They keep their bright cheerfull orange colour for so long.
08 October 2008 22:22:33
We had another lovely day here today. I collected all the Chinese Lanterns to dry and got a photo of this lovely yellow Crocosmia. I hope it multiplies.
07 October 2008 12:05:50
Hand made beaded stake
Saturday would have put years on you. Here in Mayo it was drizzle all day! BUT... Sunday was fabulous and sunny. I cut the lawn, saying to myself, this could be the last time this year.... Then, when I saw the shadows the October Sun was causing in the garden, I had to get the camera out. This hand made beaded stake ( also the copper lily pad in the pond) was made by my artist friend Sally. She is a sculptor and makes lovely things for gardens. Check her website www.sallymckenna.com