Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I’ve not managed to get out in the garden much this week, partly because of family commitments and partly because it’s flipping freezing!! I haven’t quite acclimatised to winter temperatures yet! The drop in temperature has meant some ground frost, when I went out this afternoon the aquilegia still had little water droplets on like drops of silver.DSC_0621

The winter flowering shrubs are starting to come into their own now. I planted this skimmia in the spring, so it’s still pretty small but it’s already producing it’s lovely flower heads.DSC_0617

Our beech hedge has a lovely range of colour at the moment from green to gold. It will eventually turn coppery brown, the leaves stay on all winter and don’t drop until next years are ready to appear. From a gardeners point of view this is a double edged sword, it’s nice to have the leaves during the winter, but they drop just as everything is starting to grow so it’s more difficult to get the leaves up!DSC_0616

Despite the inclement weather there’s still an occasional rose, this one is Teasing Georgia from over the arch by the patio. I’m hoping the bare-rooted roses I ordered are going to arrive soon.DSC_0624

This nandina is looking beautiful at the moment, it’s another new shrub from the spring,it’s just in front of the autumn border. I’m hoping it survives the winter as I’m sure I’ve had one before and lost it.DSC_0613

The leaves fallen from the acer are a wonderful range of colour. It’s only a couple of feet tall at the moment, but hopefully in a few years it should make quite an impact in the autumn border.DSC_0622

I spotted some fruit on my ornamental quince today, it’s been in for years and never produced a thing so I never thought to look, I’m not sure now if I’ve left it too late! What does an over-ripe quince look like??DSC_0615

This is the next big area I need to tidy up, for one thing I’ve a rose coming which is going to go in here! There’s a lot of cutting back and weeding needs doing first.DSC_0620

From a distance the garden is still looking fairly full, there’s lots of work to do before the winter sets in too hard so I’d better get my woolies on and get used to the cold!DSC_0609


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

  1. Fall really brings out some beautiful colours!

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your garden has a lot of pretty fall color. Get your woolies on and get out there before it is too cold.

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  3. wybrow1966 says:

    Didn’t it turn quickly? At the beginning of last week I was gardening in a t-shirt and by the weekend I was in fleece and old jacket!

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  4. prue batten says:

    Pick the quinces now! Wonderful for quince jelly and paste and the fruits make the house smell gorgeous. And I love all the foliage in your garden – ambers and greens. All looks wonderful.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Your planning is surely paying off Margaret, so many beautiful colors in your garden this autumn. Hope you have a few more mic days to finish up before winter really sets in!

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  6. Beautiful Autumn colors!

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