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Little glimpses of cheerfulness through the gloom.

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Our garden lacks the colour and brightness of many of your gardens at this time of year but I have tried to find some colourful corners out there in the drizzle!

Many of the colour comes from pots.

I love cyclamens.

These wallflowers are in bloom much earlier than I was expecting.

I bought this little hellebore at the weekend.

I also bought theses primroses and they are in our porch to cheer it up!

Views across the soggy garden which is very muddy underfoot.

I had a little chat with the squirrel up the silver birch tree but he wasn’t at all afraid of me!

Last remaining flowers on fuschias, hydrangeas and roses clinging on.

Last leaves clinging on too.

Hope for the future, buds on the Camelia and Magnolia.

………and a few pots of bulbs!

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Our garden is very much the same,Chris..we have very little colour except for the Hebes.Your Camellia looks very promising. Isn't it encouraging to see the new buds.

17 Nov, 2020

 

There are plenty of little bright corners though and we give them more attention when they have the stage to themselves. Love the cyclamen! I thought there was a lovely selection of shades of green and gold and interesting shapes too. The Camellia made me a bit sad because it reminds me that when I planted mine out this summer I neglected watering so there are no flower buds ...

17 Nov, 2020

 

Chris, still dots of colour around which is pretty good for early November in my book! I too bought a white Hellebore last week and a small columnar Apple tree, have potted both up and today I cut back the Fuchsias in pots and have put them in the cold greenhouse for Winter.

That's quite enough for one day! Hope you're keeping well?

17 Nov, 2020

 

Enjoyed your pictures very much Rose. Sometimes the bare trees can be interesting to look at too. I find that if keep the bird feeder full, I get plenty of colorful visitors.

17 Nov, 2020

 

Meadowland I think your garden has more rich Autumn colour in it than ours!
Yorkslass I am sorry your camellia dried out too much. We can't keep an eye on everything all the time can we? If you see another please treat yourself!
Shirley, glad you bought a hellebore too. It just cheers you up at this time of year to buy something new for the garden. So pleased the garden centres were allowed to remain open.
Bathgate, we too love the birds and they are a real joy to see against the bare branches.

17 Nov, 2020

 

Your Beech hedge has a lovely warm tone to it, and lots of different coloured leaved shrubs. If only the sun would come out, our spirits would be lifted.

17 Nov, 2020

 

Sirus I agree with you. There hasn't been much sunshine in the south west for quite a while now - our very muddy grassy areas are proof of that!!

17 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks for sharing, Chris. You have some pretty colour still persisting, plus, your ? Beech hedge looks very attractive.
The trees are looking architectural with their bare branches.
You’ll be looking forward to seeing your bulbs sprouting.

17 Nov, 2020

 

Kate, we do have a lot of mature trees in our garden now and some are getting too big! The number of leaves that come down make a considerable mess - unless the wind is in the right direction!!

17 Nov, 2020

 

Kate, we do have a lot of mature trees in our garden now and some are getting too big! The number of leaves that come down make a considerable mess - unless the wind is in the right direction!!

17 Nov, 2020

 

Kate we do have quite a number of mature trees in our garden now and some are getting too big! The number of leaves that come down do make a mess - unless the wind is in the right direction to tidy them up for us!!

17 Nov, 2020

 

Sorry Kate I tried to delete the extra ones but ended up making more!!!

17 Nov, 2020

 

Your garden looks calm and restful. Everyone has to look for splashes of colour at this time of year - there's never much colour as autumn turns to winter but that's how it should be.
Your Camelia has some nice buds on it.
Are those hedges Beech ? They look very attractive :)

18 Nov, 2020

 

Thank you Hywel.
Yes, the hedges are beech. We have two of them in the garden and they help to divide it up into different areas. I am pleased to say they are not my responsibility to keep them trimmed!!!

18 Nov, 2020

 

You are all prepared for a lovely Autumn/winter display,Chris,and your Cyclamen looks so pretty.Even the Squirrel came to admire your garden !Your Beech hedge is so attractive at this time of year,despite all the leaf drop.

I have been out sweeping leaves only this morning..not mine,but next doors Magnolia ..sadly ,the wind is in the wrong direction,and then I got rained off by a heavy shower. I think your Camellia is going to flower well ,and hopefully,so is mine.lots of nice fat buds this year :o)xx

18 Nov, 2020

 

You still have some pretty 'moments' in your plot. You would have to look long and hard for them in our garden now after days of on-and-off downpours. All rather filthy and soggy out there! Thanks for sharing.

18 Nov, 2020

 

Bloomer, isn't sweeping up leaves a real chore?! Especially when the leaves don't actually come from your own trees! Our garden is treacherous as the muddy areas are so slippery!

Anget our garden is very soggy too and definitely not at its best! Looking forward to spring already!

18 Nov, 2020

 

It certainly is,Chris,and sadly.my neighbour is 91,and can't do it himself.He does have a regular Gardener, but it isn't his week to come :o( ..Looking on the positive side,I looked on it a my daily workout ! lol.x

18 Nov, 2020

 

I also love your beech hedge. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

18 Nov, 2020

 

Hello Chris, you still have lots of interest in your garden and I love your hedge, is it a copper beech? I couldn't quite see the squirrel but I bet you love to see it! I loved seeing the squirrels at Willow Cottage. They were so funny as they would pick up a nut and then run across the garden to bury it. They would do this for hours and I often wonder how they found the nuts again in winter!
Your camelia looks really healthy and it looks like you will have a good show next year. I too love cyclamons and am finding some hidden away in places I wouldn't have expected to find them. Every time I decide to move them, another job comes up and I forget to do it! This is the time when you need to relax! xx

19 Nov, 2020

 

You have a lovely garden Wildrose, and for me there is plenty of natural colour, I just love beech hedging that lovely ruset brown along with the white trunk of the birch and those black naked limbs of the tree, I think that picture of the tree is fantastic, thanks for sharing.

19 Nov, 2020

 

Klahanie, the beech hedges have been there for such a long time that I tend not to notice them, but I shall now appreciate them more again after your lovely comment.

Rose, there were TWO squirrels in the garden yesterday so I don't really want them taking over!! They are fun to watch though and they aren't a bit afraid of us! Both beech hedges are just ordinary beech, I love to see copper beech trees.

Julien glad you like the trees in our garden. The silver birch are getting very tall now but they are lovely to watch on a windy day. Just wish it wasn't all so wet and muddy out there.

20 Nov, 2020

 

Despite what you said, I think your garden has still got lots of colour Chris. The beech hedge looks so warm. Sometimes at this year we may have to look a little harder to see the colours, but they're still there, just different. There is also lots of interesting structure in your garden. Even the bare tress look good. Do you feed your squirrels?

21 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks Waddy, we do feed the birds so I guess in a roundabout way we also feed the naughty squirrels as well!!

21 Nov, 2020

 

Chris, at first glance I thought you’d sent me a few messages! I was feeling a bit special there! ☺️
I understand what you mean about leaf drop, though, it can be terrible hard work.

22 Nov, 2020

 

Yes Kate, sorry to disappoint!! You ARE special though!

I have done that once before on here so it could easily happen again!

22 Nov, 2020

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