Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

It’s a while since I meandered round the garden on a Monday, mainly because the weather hasn’t been brilliant for photos – or gardening, if you’re a fair weather gardener like me. I took these photos at the weekend just before the light started to fall.

Autumn garden

There’s still a fair bit of colour in the garden, and of course the autumn shades are starting to appear. There’s a few flowers around and the roses are trying to put their last few blooms out. There’s an awful lot of gardening to do at the moment but I’ve been putting it off a bit as I actually quite like seeing the garden in the gradual decay of autumn and winter.


I’ve a lovely clump of nerines in flower at the moment, they came from my mum’s nextdoor neighbour last year. I wasn’t sure they were going to flower as there was no sign of life all summer, then in a matter of a couple of weeks a few leaves appeared and the flower buds. It’s surprising how such a delicate looking flower survives the autumn weather.

Autumn garden

I’m really pleased with my autumn bed. This is where the chickens used to be. Most of it was only planted this spring, there’s lots of colour and interest with both flowers and foliage.

It makes a nice continuation from the Amber & Amethyst garden below, though my day lilly in the foreground is clearly ready for a tidy up!!

Autumn garden

The pots are still looking reasonable, the creamy hydrangea which has been beautiful since I bought it in June is just starting to go over, the fuchsia and the lamium pot next to it need re-positioning – they were pulled out when the little boy nextdoor was trying to retrieve a football.

Autumn garden

In the spring I also moved an arch so the clematis montana I’d planted last year would have something to climb over. Whenever I walk the dogs I tuck another piece along thge arch, it’s covering it nicely. I’m hoping in time it will also creep either side of the fence.

Autumn garden

I’m hoping to do a bit of tidying up this week, or at least make a start, most of the foliage can go in the compost bin. We’re thinking of buying a hot composter for each other for a joint Christmas present (I know, we buy each other such sexy presents, last year he got a pair of wellies amongst other things – well he needed a new pair πŸ™‚ ) If anyone has any experience of hot composters I’d be interested to hear.

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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8 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. tialys says:

    Interesting about the hotbin composter. I’ve no experience of them but watched a video on YouTube which was informative ( ) if you haven’t seen it.
    Maybe I’ll get Mr. T. one for Christmas if I can find them here and while it might not be sexy – at least it’s hot πŸ˜‰

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  2. No experience with a hot composter – sorry! Garden is still looking good!

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  3. Wow! Your garden is gorgeous!

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  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    You have some wonderful fall color in your garden. I too like to leave the garden as long as possible. Not only do I like the relaxed look of fall it is good for all the insects etc. Your back gate looks so inviting with the clematis growing over the arch. I can’t grow that clematis. I have looked up the growing requirements and it gets too cold here for it. I think it is one of the most beautiful clematis there is. Of course I am always wanting to grow something that is not suitable for my zone.

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  5. Margaret I see why you love meandering through your garden. It’s so alive with color! Beautiful!

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  6. nanacathy2 says:

    What a good idea, Mr E would love a compost bin! Your garden still looks lovely.

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    The autumn colors are amazing! Your garden is a year round delight!

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  8. Jane M says:

    Beautiful pockets of colour with all the green variations and I love those delicate nerines

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