I'll leave most of the macro's and close up flower images for another post as I wanted to show you a much wider perspective of my little patch of earth. If you were to walk through my garden gate today here's what you'd discover...
For starters you'd come across an unusual collection of items.
But what's beyond that little winding path besides the bike?
|Newly planted Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) for autumnal and early winter interest|
Around the PatioAt the moment the colours mostly surrounding the patio are shades of reds, pinks and lavender. Low growing stonecrops (Sedum) full of pink buds hug the edges of some containers while dwarf sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) and Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) spill over the edges of others.
|South westerly facing patio|
|Mexican Fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus)|
|Lettuce 'Lollo Rosso' used as a foliage plant|
The Inner CircleAlong the gravel path from the patio in what I call 'The Inner Circle' a Japanese Spiraea ( Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana' (Genepei)) is just smothered in pink and white blooms.
|Multi coloured blooms from Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'|
Around The PerimeterElsewhere in the garden this has been the best year ever for the Calamagrostis grasses (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam') as they act like exclamation marks throughout the borders.
|Flowering Carpet Red Standard Rose in The Inner Circle border with Calamagrostis grass growing in the border beyond|
|Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask'|
Just behind one of these chairs last week I watched a bumblebee burrow a hole into the ground under the Berberis shrub as it made itself a little nest.
Little Dixter Corner
I've finally laid the bark down on the new pathway in the Little Dixter Corner of the garden. On one side I'm establishing 3 clumps of red flowering Crocosmia and Stipa grasses (Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails') with Shirley poppies (Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley') mingling throughout.
|Little Dixter Corner|
|Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley'|
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Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to hear from you.
What's looking great in your garden at the moment?
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|Rosie is a passionate wildlife gardener, perthshire photographer and writer. She enjoys soaking up nature in her own garden and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that buzzes, creeps, crawls or flutters. Connect with her on Google Plus and Facebook.|
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