Friday, 19 August 2011

Friday Flowers


Dahlias
 This will probably be one of the last Friday Flower collections of the year, as there is not much left in flower in the garden.  Shame on me.  The autumn is a bit of a blackspot for me, I really must try and rectify it for next year.  Because of the mixed weather, plants haven't flowered for as long as they normally would have.  The garden has suffered because of it and is looking pretty sad right now.  But it does mean that I can get on with the autumn clear-up.  Cutting straggly plants back, adding mulches, weeding, pruning and planting bulbs.  There is still plenty going on in the garden, it just isn't as colourful.  But, I suppose, colour isn't everything.  Different shaped leaves and the contours of the shrubs, the trees colourful with fruit waiting to be harvested.  Perhaps it's not too bad after all.

6 comments:

  1. I agree Elaine things are looking sadder than normal at this time of the year. Just too many months of this heat has taken it's toll. You still have some lovely blooms though.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. It's a shame that it's all finishing so early, but thankfully there will still be other plants of interest! Flighty xx

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  3. Hi Elaine. It has been a strange year in the garden. Some of the plants here did well and others terrible. Your dahlias are beautiful and you have quite a few.The sunny yellow one is so pretty.Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Thank you all for your comments - I hope you have a good gardening weekend as long as the good weather holds out.

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  5. Such happy flowers, the dahlias are. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  6. Can't believe these are the last batch of flowers already. Very pretty and so vibrant!

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