Thursday, 30 September 2010

Final Garden Flourish?

For some reason or other I have got way behind with posting images I have saved over the past few weeks. To start things off here is an update from the garden. With the recent drop in temperatures, increasing winds and rainfall I guess these will probably be the last of the summer blooms. 

The roses have continued to flourish but the blooms are not lasting very long now.
The main colour is from the Japanese Anemones and I'm delighted that the pink variety has decided to spread at long last. Still a few berries on the ailing Sorbus and a lot of healthy fruit on the ornamental Quince.
Some leaves are starting to change colour and a final flush from a Geranium that was cut back. Plenty of seed heads on the Clematis and no doubt I'll be hunting down the unwanted seedlings from the wind blown grasses very soon!
A few bugs were located amoungst the various foliage.
The last flush of colour from the Heleniums with food for the birds.   FAB. 

21 comments:

  1. Those roses are gorgeous! And I love the color of the Heleniums - reminds me of fall!

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  2. Somehow the last flowers are the most precious.

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  3. Terrific series, Frank! Love that last photo especially.

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  4. It's horrible the end of summer, there is a spring, the spring that give us all the coming of summer next year.

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  5. Beautiful colors. Yes, soon winter grey, then beautiful colors of Spring once again.

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  6. Hi Frank... The gardener in me loved this post!!
    The roses are beautiful!! I just took some pictures of mine yesterday !!
    Your Quince sure put out a lot of fruit, mine did not have a one this year I think it was because of the late freeze we had!!
    You sound like me out rounding up the clematis seedlings!! I find them and recycle them!! : }
    Like the insect photo!!

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  7. Hi Frank, every bloom in a garden is precious, but none so beautiful as the last autumnal flowers.

    Love the last photo with the bird food attached......

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  8. Loved those Roses Frank. Beautiful.

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  9. Hi Frank, all the flowers in this post were beautiful (as always). Your garden is certainly a great place to find photo subjects. The 2roses were wonderful and made me think of spring vs. fall and winter weather to come. Our flowers are winding down their blooms as well.

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  10. Just plain gorgeous but love the roses best. Carol

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  11. Wow, your entry image drew me in and then your collages of the other beautiful images, such delightful and assorted colours all around your little world. AND ;) you know the names, for I am not at all good in naming what I myself have planted. Happy weekend Frank~

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  12. Excellent Frank... Our garden is turning to its winter costume.... plants and flowers are almost gone and it is nice to see colors from somewhere else... Beautiful pictures of your garden...

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  13. Those roses are exquisite, sheer perfection. Love your mosaics as well.

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  14. That looks great. I'm afraid my garden is long past it's due date.

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  15. Oh wow... as usual, major garden envy here!

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  16. ...so much color still in your yard. I hope it holds on for a little long. Everything is so beautiful. The last photo is spectacular (the color, and the position of the little inchworm).

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  17. Looks just like the Compassion Rose photos I've just posted on my own blog...? Some lovely autumnal colours in your photos and a beautiful time of year before things die down over winter... sorry I've not visited for a while - it's been such a busy summer and more recently it's been incredibly wet too - have a good week... Miranda

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  18. Magnificient last roses....!

    What a beautiful composition of late summer flowers...!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  19. Hi Everyone. So glad you enjoyed the autumn colours in the garden. Whilst the wet weather is taking its toll I'm delighted to see that one of the climbing roses has produced more buds so maybe some colour to continue for a while.

    Miranda .. The 2nd shot was R. Compassion .. well spotted.

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  20. My goodness, final garden flourish! In my neighborhood the roses have long since finished, and the autumn flowers are passing their peak. Soon time to hibernate.

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  21. Hi Chris. No hibernation here...just need some clear weather to get out and about.

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