Monday, September 22, 2014

Cack-handed Musings!

Hello!  I am still here, complete with my strapped up arm (courtesy of the tree) which is causing me some (a lot) of frustration, but the good news is I've been to a physio and he's certain he can fix it.  So I haven't been able to do any gardening, or sewing, or knitting, and I'm only allowed to type left handed.  In fact I'm having to do most things left handed which so far has led to several cack-handed incidents including managing to break the front door key by twisting it the wrong way in the lock, fortunately I noticed what was happening just before it severed and managed to remove it from the lock in one piece!

Despite all of this the garden is doing well.  The new dahlias I bought in the spring from Rose Cottage Plants have been flowering for weeks and weeks now.

Dahlia Rip City

Dahlia Waltzing Mathilda

Dahlia Classic Poeme
In the front garden the roses are still blooming as are the clematis.

Rosa Scepter'd Isle

Clematis Gypsy Queen 
 But autumn is marching onward and the anemones are blooming their little socks off.

Those of you who follow me on twitter might have seen that I was quite incensed the other week when a non-gardening colleague of mine described my garden as 'over-grown'.  I suppose to the untrained eye it might appear that way, but I prefer to think of it as abundant and flowing!

Anyway, whatever it is, I like it :-)


Debs Dust Bunny said...

Let me put my oar in and say, I'd LOVE it if my garden was as luxurious and abundant as yours. I love your choice of dahlias, the colours are beautiful.

rusty duck said...

Dahlia Waltzing Mathilda is utterly gorgeous. And so is your garden come to that!

Iz said...

Beautiful flowers! If they want to see overgrown they should see my garden and veggie patch...

Anna said...

Oh Su - sorry to hear that your arm has given you more woe. Hope that it's soon sorted. I would say that your garden looks blowsy and beautiful. Fabulous dahlias - I'm adding 'Rip City' to my wish list for next year.

Mystic Quilter said...

I agree with you - it is most definitely abundant and flowing, I love winding paths through shrubs and perennials all waiting their turn to flower. Your garden is beautiful I always enjoy seeing the photographs in your posts.

Jo said...

You've got a beautiful garden, packed full of interest. I love the dahlia Rip City, that's one I'll look out for. I'm sorry to hear that your arm is giving you trouble, I hope you get it sorted out soon, all those autumnal garden jobs, not to mention the winter hobbies of sewing and knitting.

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

What does your colleague know.. your garden is wonderful :o)

Sorry to hear about your arm.. hope you get it sorted soon :o)

elaine said...

I have always loved your garden stuffed full of wonderful plants - the dahlias are gorgeous - hope your arm isn't giving you too much trouble. Take care of yourself.

Gina said...

Your garden looks stunning! Hope your arm is better soon. X

Frances said...

Su, I do hope that your arm heals steadily...and quickly. I can imagine how awkward it must be for you in the meantime just to do simple maneuvers with your left hand.

I am left handed, but actually find that it's easier for me to do some maneuvers with my right ironing.

To my eye, your garden is fabulous, abundant and a joyeous place. That first dahlia photo is a stunner!


Cottage Garden said...

Su, I love your garden, abundent and full of lovely specimens flowering gorgeously in a way that I can only dream about! Overgrown? Pah!!

I do hope your arm gets better very soon.


Toffeeapple said...

Your garden is lovely, don't be put off by people have no knowledge.

Those Dahlias are spectacular!


I like it too - ours is deliberately 'abundant' as it keeps down the weeds! You'll be ambidextrous by the time you recover - did you take the photos left-handed? Cathy