Dewdrops on Roses…

Yesterday morning when I took the dogs out first thing it was a beautiful autumnal morning, crisp and sunny. It was what my OH would delight in calling ‘back-end-ish!’ though he starts with that phrase sometime late June!!

There’d been a heavy dew and the leaves looked like they had little sparkling crystals on every edge. It was so beautiful I went straight back inside for my camera…

Autumn garden

The alchemilla mollis by the back door was the first plant I spotted. This has got quite hairy leaves so it does this with rain drops too.

Autumn garden

This is my Lady Emma Hamilton rose, I pruned it fairly hard in the summer as it got a lot of black spot, it’s rewarded me with this lovely reddish young growth. All along the edges were little dew drops.

Autumn garden

Even the last few remaining roses looked pretty.

Autumn garden

…and it was definitely the morning to see all the spider webs, though I was rather surprised to see just how many were on the box tree at the back!!…

Autumn garden

The iris leaves by the pond were covered – just how many dew drops can you fit on one leaf!

Autumn garden

Being out early also gave me the chance to check on the garden, which areas need tackling next. I did a lot of weeding and tidying over the weekend – the big bags are still there as evidence! I’ve pulled up the crocosmia leaves, they’d flopped over everything and I was vaguely hopeful that I might be able to pull a few with their bulbs out too as It does need thinning a bit, but I think I’m going to have to tackle that one with a garden fork.

Autumn garden

The Amber & Amethyst garden still has a fair bit of colour, the sedums are just coming into their own. This dark purple-red one looks good next to the echinacea

Autumn garden

I’m looking forward to seeing how the autumn colour works out with my autumn bed.

Autumn garden

Down by the patio my potted cream hydrangea which I bought in flower in June is still flowering it’s socks off, it’s beautiful. I’m just hoping the non-flowering one behind it gets the idea of what it’s meant to be doing!


At this time of year I’m torn between leaving things to die back naturally and giving everything a good tidy up. I usually settle for somewhere in the middle, leaving bits for the wildlife but hopefully not harbouring diseases. It’s a good time for looking round to see what’s become a bit of a bully, what needs moving and which areas need attention, start planning for next year!

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 Dewdrops on Roses…

  1. magpiesue says:

    The dew makes everything look magical. 🙂


  2. katechiconi says:

    So pretty, and I can remember how mornings like that felt. Here, we’re as dry as a bone, no sign of rain, everything going brown and dusty, and I’d like some of that dew sent our way, please. On the upside, I just cut a big armful of scarlet hippeastrums to put in a large jug in the house, together with some clashing hot pink azaleas and some variegated pale green and white hibiscus foliage. So the house looks pretty, even if the back yard is dry…


  3. anne54 says:

    It’s interesting to see your delightful garden transition to autumn. I can see why you were so captivated by the dew drops. They add an extra dimension to the plants.


  4. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Exquisite photos, Margaret-thank you!


  5. Laura says:

    I love to see the dewdrops/raindrops in the garden! Absolutely beautiful! I am transitioning the garden as well…lots of deadheading, pruning and some transplanting happening around here. 🙂


  6. tialys says:

    Lovely autumnal photos.


  7. KerryCan says:

    The photos are beautiful!


  8. kathyreeves says:

    Those are gorgeous photographs, and your garden is still a thing of beauty!


  9. Shasta says:

    Your garden is so pretty, and made even more so with your gorgeous photos of the dewdrops on the plants.


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