SLOWLY SLIDING TOWARD AUTUMN


I don’t like it but it is true, the first signs of Autumn are visible in the garden and in the air, you can already smell it and the nights are almost cold. The leaves of the trees and shrubs are looking a bit tired, the sedums have buds who start to colour, the spiders ( those with the cross on their backs who are only visible late in Summer and in Autumn) are weaving their nets….I am not a fan of Autumn however beautiful it can be. We have had quite a bit of sun lately with showers now and again so everything has been growing like mad.

One of the fasted growers in my garden is the Russian vine(polygonum aubertii) over here we call it “brides veil” my husband uses this climber to give to his birds otherwise it would not have been in my garden, it is just too big, we have to cut it down every year in Spring otherwise it takes over the whole garden !!! But it is pretty and the flowers last for a very long time !

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE SEEDPODS OF CLEMATIS ETOILE VIOLETTE

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ANOTHER FAST GROWER IS PASSIFLORA CAERULEA, I BOUGHT THIS PLANT ONLY ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO AND ALREADY IS HAS GROWN ABOUT 4 METERS !!! NO SIGN OF FLOWERS YET THOUGH

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SEDUM SPECTABILE WILL BE IN BLOOM SOON

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HERE YOU SEE HOW THE LEAVES OF THE GERNANIUM MACRORHIZUM ARE LOOKING A BIT TIRED

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MY YUCCA ON THE TERRACE

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THE DAHLIA’S ARE STILL LOOKING GOOD THOUGH

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MR FROGGY WAITING FOR SOME FLY’S TO CATCH, HE IS SITTING BETWEEN THE SEDUM AND THE NEPETA

I hope you are all enjoying your garden ! Thanks for visiting , it’s much appreciated !

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18 thoughts on “SLOWLY SLIDING TOWARD AUTUMN

  1. Your garden is so beautiful! The clematis is interesting- similiar to our Autumn Clematis from a distance, but beautifully different close up. And yes, they love to take over one’s garden if allowed. The Clematis growing wild here is enormous. Your Passiflora is storing up energy. Mine didn’t bloom much until its third year. Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful plants.

  2. Hi Gwennie, thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a like. I followed you here and enjoyed looking at these pictures of your garden – it looks so intriguing! As you slide into autumn, I am skipping into Spring – today is full of promise – and I shall be glad to leave Winter behind for another year!

  3. I noticed that autumn coolness to the night air, but decided no, it’s too early. 🙂

    My dahlias have barely begun to bloom. The sedum spectabile are like yours.

      • Lots of cacti and some succulents are cold tolerant. Yes it freezes. Usually in October, but only if we aren’t prepared. Then the weather is inconsistent until late April. There is always at least a week of 17 F in February. Ice, but no nice pretty snow. Alligators hibernate. My azaleas and camellias bloomed this last January. Weather here has always been changeable.

      • The weather is changeable here too you know, in June we still had the central heating on, then from one day to the next we had 25 C° ! We’ve had about 6 or 7 weeks of Summer so far ! Snow is pretty but not for long and it brings a lot of problems like slippery roads, accidents, cold, cars don’t start, traffic jams (worse than usual) clearing your driveway early in the morning….not that I am complaining (lol)

      • I lived part of my childhood in Montana and Oregon, USA. Plenty of snow there. I liked winter more than my Mother did. I didn’t like the grey, dirty, melting, slushy, cold, wet muddy stuff. I don’t think of that yucky mess as snow. Urban snow is different than rural snow which is different from wilderness snow. As different as rain. Rain in a paddock or on a garden or grassy park or paved streets or dirt roads or eroded hill is so different in its effect.

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