Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - September 2010

Autumn is creeping in, it's mid September, my thoughts start to turn towards Bonfire night and then Christmas.

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Two Comas in the garden, both within a foot or two of each other…

And the other through the other plants… I didn’t want to scare it away.

Not keen on the horrible garden spiders. Their pattern gives me the creeps.

Autumn has taken hold of the Sea Holly

… A Bee enjoys the nectar from an Aster

Berries on the Pyracantha are ripening

Sedum is coming into bloom

The Pheasant’s Tail Grass is losing its colour

And the Gladioli are almost finished blooming

This is the time for the Carex to come into its own with its wonderful bronze tones

Ok, so now who feels like a bit of a fool?

*waves hand around like a child desperate to shout out the answer*

After having mentioned to Cheryl that I had lost my Ragwort we had in the garden when we first moved in, guess what I’ve discovered??

Yep, you all know what’s coming now. There’s been a weed growing in the grass, and in particular around the shed. I’ve strimmed it sporadically over the growing season but it continues to come back. Well since I’ve been out of it over the past week or two it’s had the chance to grow taller – all be it somewhat stunted – and has opened a flower or two.

I took some photos of it today once it was discovered, checked google and sure enough. So I have at least 4 around the grass… I will have to attempt to move it because it’s in front of the shed, and also the Butterflies will appreciate it much more if it’s in the sun.


Kala said...

So many lovely photos - depth of field and composition are excellent.

Carol said...

These are very beautiful Liz! Love your comas! ;>)

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos as always, Liz. It is definitely all starting to look rather Autumnal.

Poor spider! I hope it didn't hear your insults :)

Those Pyracantha berries should provide a nice meal or two for the birds and I'm glad you rediscovered the Ragwort :)

Alice Joyce said...

A visit to Gwirrel's Garden always makes me feel like entering the computer screen in order to 'be' there.

In such a safe and beautiful place; a place of peace.

If only....

Esther Montgomery said...

I think your Carex must be what I call a 'Dead Grass Plant'. We have several in our garden (my husband's choice) and I . . . wonder why we are growing dead grass.

However, the other day, I came across a Peace Garden which is being established by a group of Quakers. Their Dead Grass is beautifully arranged - the first time I've seen any point to it.

(I expect yours is beautiful too umm . . . I creep away.)


Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Liz, What a beautiful post! You have lots to see in your garden right now. Love the comas! Pam x

Kyna said...

Love the bee pic! :D

Yoke, said...

Gorgeous views into your garden again, Liz. Thank you.

Now that leaves start to go, Garden Spiders become much more obvious again. I think these are intriguing creatures and I love observing them as they weave their wonderful webs.

VW said...

Pretty as usual. I haven't seen enough butterflies to attempt photographing them in my garden. I'm glad they're around for others to share!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love those commas! It's cool to see all the details on your bee. I'm glad you solved your mystery. Fun post!