The Tuesday View: 10th October 2017

I wish I had taken some photos yesterday in the sunshine… today is damp and gloomy. Nonetheless, there is lots of colour to brighten up my Tuesday View still!

Looking down, we can still see Sedums and the amazing purple spikes of Teucrium. The Acer suffered in our gale last week, but is hanging on to its leaves still!

Looking across, the giant Miscanthus is a backdrop for the dwarf one in front…

And looking up from the bottom of the rockery, the Aster ‘Alma Pรถtschke’ has stood up well to the wind and, as the Helianthus now fade and collapse, the golden Chrysopsis speciosa ‘Sunnyshine’ is providing some lovely yellow flowers on the left. It is about 150cm tall and this is the first time it has flowered although I planted it in spring last year.

Another nice surprise is this white Clematis re-flowering… I bought it as a creeping Clematis x jouiana ‘Praecox’ some years ago, but am convinced I was sold something different… any ideas anyone?

I will be posting my views less regularly from now on, but do please feel free to continue joining me and leave a link so I can find you!

Happy gardening!


25 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 10th October 2017

  1. Your garden has some nice color for this time of year. Mine is full of rain today. I am thrilled because we have been in a drought.

    • Hi Joanna, I was surprised the acer managed to hang on so long as we had such strong winds last week. Still, it gets a fair bit of shelter from the trees behind it. I’ll be over to visit your garden review later! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Christina. Well, next week I might not have time tompost in any case, as I am in the UK for a long weekend. I shall see what changes occur and maybe post every other week. I just get so depressed with it when it is too wet to keep it tidy and the leaves start turning brown and mushy! Wish I could send you some of our rain!

    • Thanks Anca! I know what you mean about colour – a kind of richness with dark reds and greens. Splashes of colour like pink or yellow really stand out at this time of year and I think I will plant more yellow flowers in future. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That pretty white clematis is a nice punctuation to all the fall foliage! Such a pretty garden still hanging on! The Acer still looks good, Cathy. Your changing weather is beginning to signal winter is coming, isn’t it!

    • Thanks Debra! I love autumn and am hoping it will last until January! Then a short sharp cold spell and spring in late February would suit me fine! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Winter is often just damp and grey here, so the shorter the better!

  3. Cathy loves the autumn colors of her garden. It’s gorgeous. The Acer continues with leaves of a wonderful color. The giant Miscanthus is magnificent. Have a happy week. Greetings from Margarita.

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  5. Damp and gloomy has come our way as well, and it sure doesn’t look like summer anymore! Still your view looks nice and lush, and it doesn’t appear as if summer has given up entirely yet. I see Alma and saw her in your vase as well and it was quite a surprise! She’s been over for at least a week in my garden, I don’t think the heat agreed with her.
    I made it this week, a little late but you know how that goes ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • The cosmos are reminding me of late summer, but everything else is saying autumn is in full swing. Your aster Alma flowered so much earlier than mine – how strange! It must have been your extended summer that confused it. Thanks for joining me again with your view!

  6. You have a lot of lovely late color, Cathy, and I’ve been very impressed by your Teucrium throughout this year. Also I’m enjoying your two Miscanthus, big and little. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have fully intended to post both last week and this; then I see the state the east border is in – what with my renovating it is more of a mess than ever – and I can’t bear to put pictures up! This week I couldn’t even bring myself to take any… I think I’ll wait till it begins to look a little more like a garden again!

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