Now, you know it's November right?
No mistaking that surely, as.............
it's wet and cold, the heating's on, we've had Hallowe'en, carved our pumpkins, dished out treats to scary Trick or Treaters, (I opened the door to see a "skeleton" lying on the doorstep this year - that kid certainly deserved his treat!), then we've had the bonfire parties and seen the pretty fireworks, and the leaves have not only turned yellow, orange and red, but they've been blown clean off the branches by the strong winds, and the garden is looking brown and dreary and sodden with wet leaves........
But is it???
Is that really how the garden is looking?
Now here in the land of Gillyflower, having been without the Internet and the wonderful World Wide Web and Mr Google and Co. for over a week (gasp, shock, horror !!!!! the joys and time wasted on telephone calls when you lose the internet whilst changing providers!), we have somehow managed to survive, but whilst we are still re-grouping and setting up networks and linking printers etc, the only piccies I have access to are some never-seen-before garden photos on the laptop, taken in June this year.
So today, here in Gillyflower Land, all is pretty, all is calm, and all is warm, as we stroll through my front garden in late June admiring the flowers, mug of tea in hand, and planting up a new border of roses and delphiniums, penstemons and poppies......
This pretty pale pink fuschia is still covered in flowers as it was in June
gorgeous pale yellow poppy, forgotten which variety, and am not sure it survived the hot dry summer when we were on holiday - it died back early, or died all together, so whether it will re-appear next year is an unknown!
Amazing blue delphinium
My first David Austin rose, Noble Antony, a repeat flowering rose, and still in bloom as I type
And another gorgeous new rose, now happy in its new bed and also sharing a few new flowers as late as November
Both new roses have wonderfully scented blooms, as well as being beautiful to see
There's the new border at the end in front of the fence, awaiting all the plants in pots
Now wasn't that nice? A taste of early summer in November..........
Can't wait to catch up with you all after a week starved of blogging, but it has made me get on and do lots of other things, which I'll share in the next few posts, as well as enjoying a trip up to the Great Wen to visit the Country Living Fair with my good friend Jane of the flower house blog.
Jane has only just started her blog, so it would be great if you could pop over and say Hi to her, and see some of her gorgeous knitting and crochet makes.
Wishing you all a great weekend, and thank you for your lovely comments on my last post.
I have lots of new projects to share next time, and a couple of tutorials in the pipeline including the one I promised last time but can't yet deliver until I can get on to the other pc!