Friday, 16 September 2011

Autumn Sowing








































There is a definite smell of autumn in the air here, although it's still warm enough for pottering in the garden.









































I usually do my sowing of seeds in the spring but this year have decided to sow now.








































The idea being I will have stockier plants which flower early and can survive the snails, hence why I'm trying, again, with Lupins.  I love these plants but then so do the snails.







My Roses have come back for a second showing and the rose 'Sombreiul' is even lovelier this time of year.  With it is blue Campanula, Verbena, Veronica and a lovely peach coloured Verbascom.


26 comments:

  1. Hello Deborah:
    How lovely it is that you have so much to show now, as the season draws to a close, in the way of summer flowers. In our years of gardening we always enjoyed September as a month when everything starts to slow down and some of the urgency associated with keeping the garden at its peak ebbs away.

    It will be interesting to know how your lupins perform. We assume that you will give them some protection over winter in the way of a glasshouse or cold frame to prevent too much of the winter wet. The cold will not bother them, providing they do not freeze in their pots.

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  2. Hello Deborah

    Your cut flower arranegments are so beautifully selected. No doubt next Spring and Summer will benefit from your early plantings.
    Helen xx

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  3. Your flowers are beautiful. My climbing rose has put out a couple of new flowers, and luckily the lupins haven't been eaten at all really. I think the slugs were too busy elsewhere in the garden. Maybe that's what you should do, plant something they really, really like away from the lupins in the hopes they'll eat them instead!

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  4. Your flowers are so pretty. I think I need you to come to WV next year and help me out. HA! HA!

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  5. Your flowers look so elegant. Good luck with your planting.

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  6. All my favorite colors and lovely flowers! so nice. Hope they keep on coming for a few more weeks for you. thanks for sharing.

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  7. my fave colours too...i'm just getting the hand of this british gardening...

    i love the planning...the thinking...the thrill of flowers sprouting up from where you'd forgotten you planted them!!

    or is that just me!!?? :)

    have a lovely almost-autumn-weekend...

    great header...Melissa xx

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  8. Hi gorgeous,

    I have to tell you that I'm scared of forgetting to water autumn sowings over the winter!! I bet yours turn out brilliantly. You seem to have a magic touch!!

    Sarahx

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  9. I'll be interested to see how your seeds come on. I have some Agapanthus that I thought of sowing now, you have spurred me on to try. Your flowers are gorgeous. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

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  10. If you're going to go to WV next year to help Willow out surely you can swing by our place.

    I'll have the ground weeded and we'll cook up a storm for you.

    Sound good?

    xo jane

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  11. Such a lovely bouquet. You are a great photographer.

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  12. Your blog makes me drool! Your photo's are so gorgeous!!!

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  13. You are a fantastic photographer. I don't have a snail problem maybe when it gets wetter. It's really dry and hot here.

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  14. Gorgeous colour combinations in your photos today, I must admit I miss lupins so English cottage garden.

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  15. Hi Debs, thanks so much for all your lovely comments. I am so glad you liked the stairs. Have a lovely week, love Linda x

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  16. Such a good idea to sow now! Maybe I will do the same. Your bouquet looks simply lovely!!

    Madelief x

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  17. Deborah they are so beautiful even this time of year. Good luck with the sowing, I hope the snails stay away. :)
    xo

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  18. Wonderful, Your cut flower arrangements are so beautifully selected. No doubt next Spring and Summer will beneficial from your early plantings. It is simple but looks gorgeous.
    forex

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  19. Una flores bellisimas, preciosas composiciones.
    Gracias por compartilas.
    Buena semana.
    Saludos.
    Veronica.

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  20. So lush and beautiful! Your sombreiul roses are gorgeous!

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  21. Deb- I'm impressed with your energies for autumn seed sowing. By the end of summer- that's the furthest thought I have. The pictures are lovely- such delicate flowers- you've captured their beauty in amazing ways--
    Vicki

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  22. Hey Deb, I hope you have a lovely Christmas, and hope to see a new post in the new year! Robx

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  23. those roses are fabulous! What type are they?

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  24. I love the purple flowers. What is the name of that type of flower?

    -Zane of ontario honey

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  25. Beautiful and fluffy flowers, are they roses?

    Interior Glass Doors

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