Sunday, November 10, 2013

Autumn's March.

My garden is quite sheltered and, although we've had some over night frost on the cars, the garden seems to have escaped so far.  It is however full of the berries, hips and seed heads that signify that autumn is well and truly marching on.

The rose hips are wonderful colours and shapes,


The miscanthus grass seed heads are being pecked at daily by the birds 


and I love the wackiness of the clematis seed heads,  a cross between a bad hair day and a tutu!


The detail in the monarda seed heads is amazing if you look carefully


and the bright orange berries from the Iris Foetidissima (Stinking Iris) are wonderfully bright.



The viberunum is flowering and the scent wafts up the garden as I approach the greenhouse


and the berries of the honeysuckle



and the ampelopsis look almost good enough to eat! (I think the birds have already eaten lots of these blue ampelopsis berries already as there aren't many left)


But then there are some oddities too.  There are bedding fuchsias still flowering


and roses too.

It's as if they are trying to cling on to summer and resist the march of autumn.  I wonder how long they'll manage it for.

6 comments:

rusty duck said...

I love your description of the clematis seed heads! You've picked up some real gems there. Must go and see if my viburnum is also in flower.

annjennyg said...

It's amazing what colour and textures can still be found in the garden, even though, as you say, Autumn is marching on. I love the seedheads - such fanciful shapes!

Miriam Weaver said...

Your garden is truly beautiful all year through! The gardeners that cut everything back once it's flowered are missing a delight.

CATHY DANIEL said...

Fab, uplifting pictures on this greyest of grey days here in South Norfolk. Did it get light today ? If so, I blinked and missed it! xCathy

Toffeeapple said...

Lovely images there. I have Roses blooming too and Wallflower and Baorage! It is most odd.

Gina said...

Your beautiful photographs make me want to go out and draw all the lovely berries etc in the garden