Monday’s Meander Round the Garden…and Up the Lane!

I took our dogs for a walk down the back lane on Saturday and the colours were so lovely I went back with the camera. It looked even better when the sun tried to shine but of course it gave up by the time I had my camera. I love walking through woods at this time of year with the deep earthy scent and the rustle of the leaves.DSC_0613


One of my favourite views along the lane, looking over the farmers gate towards the Chevin.DSC_0608

Even the brambles were doing their best to add to the autumn colour.DSC_0620

It did make me appreciate the colour in our garden a bit more when I returned, the hostas and the iris next to the pond didn’t look quite so sad when I appreciated the colours. At WI two days earlier we had a flower demonstration and she used crocosmia stems with their seed heads in an arrangement..and I was just about to chop mine down for the compost heap!DSC_0622

The cotinus coggyrhia is looking beautiful at the moment, almost crimson in places.DSC_0627

The evergreens are beginning to take their place in the garden again as well as perennials such as brunnera Jack Frost which has lovely variegated leaves. It does die down eventually but not for a while yet.DSC_0609

There’s still a few roses doing their best in inclement weather at the moment, this one is Lady Emma Hamilton, it looked beautiful with the early morning raindrops, the foliage is a lovely bronze colour too which looks wonderful with the orange-pink flower .DSC_0611

There’s still a couple of perenials in flower, these rudbekias give a splash of colour in the Amber & Amethyst garden.DSC_0614

The view over the garden from upstairs still looks pretty full and interesting. I’ve spent several hours over the last few days starting to tidy up, digging up lots of weed roots, moving things around. I can’t say I’m getting there, but I’m definitely making progress!DSC_0617

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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6 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden…and Up the Lane!

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your garden is getting some mighty pretty color about it. I love the view from above. I would have to climb atop the house to see such a view. Seeing your roses still in bloom almost makes me want to try a new rose to have a few blooms this late in the season.

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  2. theseniorclaycrafter says:

    Very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. Laura says:

    Really lovely! There is nothing like fall color!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    You are getting some beautiful autumn foliage, Margaret,mane that late blooming rose os just beautiful!


  5. wybrow1966 says:

    Beautiful, and the surrounding area too!


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