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Autumn colours before the rain starts to fall.

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The glorious weather that we have had,is about to come to an end in the south west.
I went outside to take a few photos, even though the skies had turned to grey.
Tomorrow I have jobs lined up in the shelter of the green house!

The leaves have started to fall.
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Lovely colours there Chris. And I bet you could do with some rain by now.

21 Sep, 2019

 

Those apples must be good & crispy. Gorgeous garden overall. I love the autumn colors.

21 Sep, 2019

 

Lovely roses and scrummy apples! As I drove home on Friday I noticed the leaves were starting to fall here in the Chilterns too and a yellow haze developing in the foliage of the woods and hedgerows. Sadly my canine buddy's epileptic fits limited how much we could enjoy the last day of summer in the garden yesterday so my greenhouse is still waiting for a good overhaul but I did top dress the azalea and rhododendron tubs and put the doggy pool and swing seat away before the autumn winds got a chance to sweep them across the garden. It was good to see the ground wet this morning, my new alpines were ready for a decent shower. I have started buying spring bulbs too, looking forward to the ground being moist enough to embark on planting them.

22 Sep, 2019

 

Karen, we have had SOME rain but it is now sunny again and very pleasant!
Bathgate, the apples are in the greenhouse and I have just noticed that they have been nbbled!!! Field mice I suppose?!
Xela, I too enjoy buying spring bulbs and planning what to do with them! I am off into the greenhouse later to plant up my first two pots of bulbs under cyclamen and pansies - a nice thing to do.
Thank you ALL for your comments.

22 Sep, 2019

 

Lovely, autumn is a colourful time :)

22 Sep, 2019

 

Oh well...some rain is better than none. But yes I noticed on the forecast today that the rain had passed over you pretty quickly. We didn't have any rain today, but it was pretty grey. I only went to the greenhouse to get some compost for my houseplants. I got them all organised and some potted on. Was stuck indoors today as I have a nasty virus which has been hanging around me since getting home from Italy. I always seem to get a virus whenever I fly. Horrible stale recycled air on those metal tubes. :(

22 Sep, 2019

 

Hywel, I agree, Autumn is a beautiful time of the year.

I hope you will feel a lot better soon Karen, viruses seem to 'cling' on to me too when I get one. Not nice.

23 Sep, 2019

 

Your garden is beautiful. Autumn is a lovely time of the year when everything changes colour. Last night we had loads of rain but it barely hit the surface but the grass this morning looks a bit greener.

23 Sep, 2019

 

Beautiful colours Chris ,there's something special about the autumn I love it ,but I don't like to think about winter round the corner ...

23 Sep, 2019

 

Lovely autumnal blog, I expect you have had a decent amount of rain by now!! and you are busy moving and splitting, like we are!!

23 Sep, 2019

 

Marjorie, a reservoir near us is extremely low and we will need a lot more rain to get it back to normal.

Amy, I feel just the same about winter!!! Especially January and February. I need more than snowdrops to lift my spirits then!

DD It did rain quite a lot today and was only 14 degrees. Didn't do very much outside but we do need to!

23 Sep, 2019

 

Lots of lovely rain today, then we are expecting thunder storms for the next few days......managed to get one new bed sorted out, before rain stopped play!!

23 Sep, 2019

 

Have you had enough rain now? We've had loads:-) You have a lovely garden Chris and those apples look delicious. As they have been nibbled, you'll have to make an apple cake and, just like Shirley Tulip, you must give the recipe ( only if it's scrumptious like her plum cake) so we can all enjoy it:-)

26 Sep, 2019

 

I do occasionally make an apple cake Ba!!
I am not the most reliable of bakers but I do follow an online recipe called Dorset Apple Cake! The results are 'usually' ok!!!
I have also to be in the mood for baking - how about you?!

26 Sep, 2019

 

Me too, my OH has been on about making a banana cake ( using up old bananas) for days, but I was just not in the mood, so put them in the freezer, so when I am in the mood, then I will make it!!!(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

26 Sep, 2019

 

MMM sounds delicious - I love anything banana!

26 Sep, 2019

 

I love your garden Chris and wish you could show us more of it ! My roses are still flowering well too.
Your apples look good ! Definitely good enough to eat !
I also love the seed heads on your clematis.

26 Sep, 2019

 

When the weather improves Rose, I shall try to show you a bit more of the garden!

I DID bake a cake today but it wasn't one of my better efforts as the fruit sank to the bottom! Tastes ok but could look better!! Good luck with the bananas DD 🍌🍌🍌

26 Sep, 2019

 

Chris, I bake in short bursts, Started baking STs plum cake again a month or so ago. Have baked three so far and eaten all! I freeze the slices, but they don't last long:-). I have plums in my fridge so may bake one today. This will carry on for a while, then I will be bakeless for some time:-)))

27 Sep, 2019

 

I did make some scones, but BA I have got the ingredients to make Otolenghies (think I have spelled that correctly) blueberry almond and lemon 🍰 cake........will keep you posted!! (ʘᴗʘ✿)

28 Sep, 2019

 

Oooh he used to write in the Guardian, always found his recipes needed so many ingredients that I lost heart just reading the list of ingredients:-)))) I will be very interested to know how it turned out and how easy it was to make and if you are going to post me a piece:-))% that last bit was drool :-)

29 Sep, 2019

 

BA very easy to make. not too many ingredients, and quite delicious!! Well worth a droo!l!! if you like lemons, blueberries and ground almonds, then this is the cake for you!! (✷‿✷)

29 Sep, 2019

 

yum, who doesn't, will google his recipe. Where's my slice?:-)

30 Sep, 2019

 

We ate it, the whole cake!! just the two of us......it makes a very moist 🍰......more if you use frozen blueberries, which I wouldn't do next time!!

5 Oct, 2019

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