As you can see I’m learning even more new terms.
The honeysuckle in my garden is having a second flush of blooms and the scent is heavenly in these sunny Autumn days. It inspired this Flat Lay piece of Assemblage art which includes a few verbascum blooms and birch leaves.
And did you know about Knolling ……… no? Nor me ….until I was enlightened by Instagram
knolling is “the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization”.
I’m so fascinated by the markings on these leaves
Yellow and grey are In!
(Mini birch forest)
Yesterday’s spiral of leaves were drying out but still looking gorgeous enough to adorn with some Marigold petals and Honeysuckle
Oh! Ah! Oooo! the morning dew on Marigolds!!!!!! I’m just loving this Autumn.
I’m not a fan of yellow flowers in the garden as a rule, but couldn’t you just dive into this buxom bloom.
Why not add some honeysuckle berries
I did 3 hours of digging in my garden yesterday in the Battle Against Bamboo (and bindweed!) So I could enjoy some guilt free playtime with petals and leaves.
A Flat Lay extravaganza!
Not In a Vase, but all from my garden, I am once again joining in the IAVOM Garden Party this week.
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I’m learning all sorts of new terms through Instagram hashtags. I had no idea that arranging things like this had a name – it is called ‘Flat Lay’ apparently. I have done this ever since I was a kid – I just love arranging things, now I have a proper grown-up name for it.
Joining in with Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.
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I have picked all the flowers off my pelargoniums and lifted the plants.
In the past I have tried to dry them out and then repot in the Spring and planting out after frosts have finished – this had very limited success.
For the past couple of years I have dug them up and kept them going inside all winter, then planted them out again – each time removing the blooms and taking cuttings.
It seems to work and I get the bonus of flowers all winter.
I feed them with a little Tomato feed each week.
What do you do with yours?
Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden
Cee’s Flower of the Day
When you enter Doreen’s world it is like entering wonderland, with a fabulous mixture of caring touches
and a poignant little row of memories
The sculpture of the children climbing always draws my attention
I love the way the lichen decorates the surface (you might remember I’m a great fan of lichen)
It came as no great surprise to see a man who appeared to be walking on the roof
he was in fact working in the garden behind
(can you see that little white model of a dog’s bottom up in the air as if digging in the lawn)
and then to come across these shoes sunning themselves on a bench
They belonged to Doreen’s very own Mr Mcgregor who was clipping the evergreens
The house looked like this in March
and the garden
What a transformation takes place during the year
I discovered these two brief videos taken in August 2016.
I hope to return in April or May one year to see the flourish of Spring.
Maybe I’ll stay in her Garden studio – a link here to see more about it.
Now I’m off to be a ‘bit more Doreen’ and sort out the containers of bulbs in my garden.
Last weekend I was in beautiful Branscombe, Devon, England.
As usual I had to make my pilgrimage up the hill to Doreen’s Garden and this time I was lucky enough to meet the delightfully sprightly 84 year old. She is originally from Liverpool and has lived in this cottage for 34 years.
She gives me hope for the future!
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We had a lovely long chat and she showed me the best viewing points for photos .. Here
and then the view to the church
Doreen has a box for donations to support the Devon Air Ambulance and so far she has collected over £7,000!
You can even stay in her garden in this delightful self-catering little unit
what a sunny spot!
We talked about her magnificent dahlias
She doesn’t lift them but cuts them right back to the ground and mulches them.
I do not live in quite such a sheltered spot – I tried them years ago and did not have a good success rate, but I might give Doreen’s method a go as there is no doubt, they put on a spectacular show – if only they were scented .. mmmmm there’s a thought. Are there any scented dahlias?
Gingko in Japan November 2015
Clipped fir in Doreen’s Garden September 2018
Sturdy little oak at Cerne Abbas October 2015
Vintage fabric from 1946
Weeping Willow Cerne Abbas 2017
The oak tree at the bottom of my garden September morning 2018.
Yippee it is the first Tuesday of the month and so time to meet up with our photos of trees – either recent or archive.
Please leave a link to your tree photos in the Comments – I’m really looking forward to seeing them.
You can see the list of photo prompts on the Photo Challenge Page
Next Month’s prompt is
and next month I will tell you what I have in store for 2019