I can’t believe it’s autumn already, or at least it seemed like it when we got up on August 9th to find it was thick fog and a lot cooler than it had been of late.
I know by now though, that when we wake up to fog, it’s out with the camera to find all the spider’s webs decorating the garden.
They all seem to show up much better with purple foliage behind.
I’m really not ready for autumn, we have only had one full week and a few odd days of proper summer weather so far, the plants don’t seem to mind though.
Today is very dull, lots of cloud and quite a strong wind which makes it feel very cool. I spoke too soon, its now pouring down once more!
This looks like a starter home for someone.
A creche for lots of baby spiders?
I feel autumn is definitely on the way once the cyclamen start flowering.
Japanese anemones definitely belong to autumn, they brighten up the border at the back in front of the woodland.
Paeony mlokosowitschii has a third moment of glory. First when the gorgeous wine coloured shoots first appear in the spring, second when it flowers and third when the seed heads split open and show these bright pink seeds. These are not viable unfortunately, its only worth sowing the seed if they are black.
Once seeds heads start opening, this is a sure sign that autumn is on the way, along with berries starting to ripen. Would have been nice to have had a summer but the flowers aren’t complaining, with so much rain every day for weeks and months, they have grown and flowered like never before. Also there are signs that this will mean plenty of flowers next spring, but that will be another post!