Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

The garden is looking very autumnal now, the nights are drawing in and the tidying up in the garden continues. There’s still colour and interest though…

These nerines came from my mum’s neighbour, we gave her a pile of garden pots and stuff when we were clearing out mum’s house, she offered these nerines as a thank you. I’ve always wanted nerines but never quite got round to planting them so I was very pleased to be given a clump. They look so delicate but they must be pretty tough as they seem to survive wind, rain and early morning frosts!DSC_0611

This little penstemon is next to the conservatory, I think it’s called appleblossom. It’s very pretty and it’s been quietly flowering for months, never quite making the star of the show, just getting on with being a good supporting cast!DSC_0613

I planted this erysimum in the spring, it was hidden for most of the summer by it’s overgrown neighbours, now I’ve tidied things up a bit and moved the bullies to another bed it seems to be flourishing, flowering away. It’s very pretty.DSC_0607

The clematis over the arch by the patio is still managing to give a reasonable show, this one is called Romantica. I prune it hard in February or March and it rewards me with weeks of flowers.DSC_0620

My spirea is definitely the star of the raised bed at the moment, it’s beautiful shades of autumn colour almost glow with a bit of sunshine on them. I think this one is Spirea Goldflame, I’m tempted to get another one for my autumn border in the old chicken run.


The autumn border is showing promise, I only planted it in the spring, the acer and the eunonymous alata are looking good and the photinia at the back is just tinged with red at the moment. As you can see I’ve a fair bit of weeding to do up here, the mint that used to be kept at bay by the chickens is now going a bit rampant!DSC_0618

This border by the big fence needs a good session of tidying up, the perenials have pretty much gone over, the cotinus still looks good with it’s wine coloured leaves but I think in the spring it’s going to need a hard prune as it’s getting a bit big.


I need to try and keep up with the three sessions a week in the garden over the autumn and winter as I’ve just volunteered to have an open garden and craft show next year for the Soldiers Charity as my OH has just signed up to do a charity walk for them!



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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9 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. anne54 says:

    It is looking so good, Margaret. It’s amazing how you have planned your garden to suit the different seasons. It will be stunning for the Open Garden. Nerines are really tough. I have some in pots, where they have been for years with no love and occasional water. Every year they reward my neglect with such pretty flowers.

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  2. prue batten says:

    Your open garden will be beautiful, I have absolutely no doubt. How I would love to visit it. Nerines here in Australia are tremendously hardy. They naturalise and just do their thing with no interference at all. I have white ones and a neighbour has reds and pinks. All very pretty and such a lovely autumn flowering.

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  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Nothing like an open garden date looming to keep you active in the garden. Your garden is gorgeous I know everyone will appreciate it. I am not familiar with Nerines, beautiful. They look like a more delicate Lycoris squamigera.

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    Some lovely color indeed! Your flowers just keep blooming and changing, what a special place this is. 😍

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  5. wybrow1966 says:

    I just love a wander around a garden!

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  6. tialys says:

    A lovely autumn garden. I think we had some nerines in the U.K. – I must do some research and see if we can have them here. The main show in our garden at the moment is a couple of orange berried pyracantha bushes – I’m afraid the rest is looking a bit dried out and tired. Still at least the birds are happy with the berries.

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  7. MrsCraft says:

    Your garden still looks so beautiful and tidy, those autumnal colours are glorious.

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