Sunday, 13 October 2013

Garden Blogger Blooms Day - October

Ill just leave these here...


Why hello mr buzzy bee!

Our beans did awfully this year - those ones behind are as big as they have got. New seed for next year I think!

The last of the sweet peas, guaranteed. The plants are in the compost heap now!

The cyclamen are starting  to bloom. It must be getting cold...

And another month where I shall say the last clematis flower of the year!

Although it was windy when I took these photos this rudbeckiia really does just look windswept.


This penstemon is rapidly becoming one of my favourite plants for abandoning in an awkward corner. This one is under a dry overhang at the front of the house and is still flowering many months on!
Linking up with May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day again.

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful bloomers!
    Penstemon are great aren't they. They just don't know when to stop.

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    1. Thanks. They've been going for months and months now without stopping.

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  2. Perfect post as a remedy for the dark and drizzly week we have had here. I haven't seen a decent bloom in ages. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. No problem. Its great to make a point of looking to see what's flowering at the moment, I tend to just see the weeds!

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  3. My beans haven't done very well this year either, they just never got going really when we had the cold start to the year and then it was all a matter of catch up. Lovely blooms.

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    1. I think we had the same problem - a cold start followed by a dry spring, all coupled with seed that was a few years old. Never really stood a chance!

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  4. Looks like the Rudbeckia is dancing!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea

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  5. Lovely flowers. That penstemon is a great color! Happy GBBD!
    ~Julie in PA

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. The penstemon sits outside our front door and is a lovely cheery colour.

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  6. Lovely flowers, imagine a clematis flowering at this time of year! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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    1. We're sure they should have stopped ages ago, but every time we look theres yet another flower waiting for us, I'm very impressed with it :)

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  7. Gorgeous cottoneaster. Mine never have so many berries.

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    1. Ours tend to have loads until the chickens get to it - they'll eat anything ;)

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  8. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  9. Penstemons are such good value in a garden and a great range of colours to choose from as well! Amazing how much colour there is still in the garden (my nasturtiums have gone bonkers, sprawling triffid like across the veg beds) especially when we're having drizzly chillier days. I'm thoroughly enjoying the last of the blooms - wonderful photos!!

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    1. Our nasturtiums are doing similarly, we love them for it. I find I have to make a point of looking for the colour in the garden at the moment - I just assume its all grey and miserable, when I look I'm very pleasantly surprised :D

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  10. Beautiful flowers! It's really Interesting and inspiring blog! So lovely. Thank you for sharing.
    Congratulation that your blog is chosen as 'Blog of the Month - October'
    I invite you to visit my blog.
    Endah
    Indonesia

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    1. Thanks for visiting, and for your kind words. I'll have a pop over to visit your blog shortly :)

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