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14/09/2007




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SEEDHEAD

I love everything about the summer, the sunshine, the long days and of course the lovely blooms which give so much colour to the garden, but at this time of year as the days get shorter and the garden is starting to look past its ultimate best, now is the time to start admiring what has been in your garden, and this is what you may discover.

I took these pictures just before dusk started to fall and I think you will appreciate that they really do capture the beauty of autumn. Notice too the spider's web, at this time of the year they are everywhere in the garden and more often than not you forget and get entangled in the sticky mess, not a pleasure if you are a bit sensitive to spiders like me!

1st picture is cephalaria gigantea (giant scabious) which has lovely pale yellow flowers, it needs a lot of space to grow into, mine is in a metre square plot and it has filled it, a lovely plant if you have the room.

2nd picture is aquilegia which I do love, but only plant it if you do, as it will self seed everywhere. I have many different varieties in my garden ranging from pale pink, dark purple and yellow.

3 comments:

Gigibird said...

I for one am itching to see some long shots.....but while I wait I will admire your seed heads:)

this is my patch said...

Hi Lynn, you may be in for a long wait, I have my own small digital camera which I take on holiday, which I pretty much know my way around, but for my garden blog shots John has passed down his surplus to requirements 'seems like a 1001 different functions' camera to me, once I have mastered the macro for the close-ups, I may then be ready to take on the long shots!

farmingfriends said...

Seedheads are alovely subject to photograph.
Would you like to take part in the gardenbloggers seed exchange as I have a variety of seeds to swop?
Sara from farmingfriends