Back to autumn at Cadnant

In the spirit of experimentation – and optimism, and hoping that time has worked its magic on WordPress – I’m having another go at posting about Plas Cadnant in autumn. (Er, incidentally, time had not. But it’s a Safari glitch, only affects inserting a space after a photo gallery – at which point it wipes…

Tree following, October / November

It doesn’t seem right to call a post ‘October’ when so much of the dramatic change happened in one week, and that week was in November. We’ve had autumn colour, you see. And now we have bare branches, and the autumn colour is all over the grass, paths, beds, plants, compost heap, oil tank, cold frame,…

Gold and red and orange and green

It’s happened, at last – autumn colour has hit my garden. Maybe that should be in the past tense, because I looked out of the window this morning and realised that the sudden drop in temperature had led to an inevitable conclusion: the ground was covered with leaves. Oh well, It was good while it…

Everything’s gone yellow – at last

I thought it might not happen this year. There are years when the trees barely seem to change colour, then all the leaves go slightly brown and fall off. With, of course, one or two exceptions like my Acer which is always reliable (but then it has a head start, being an ‘autumn colour’ all…

Wordless Wednesday

Another attempt. Damn, blew the wordless thing already. Out with the old – the last of the Rosa rugosa hips, and in with the new – catkins on my twsity hazel… oh, OK, my Corylus avellana ‘contorta‘:

Wordless(ish) Wednesday

I wish I could insert a perfume to go with this Viburnum as easily as I can insert an image: You can smell it from the car park, and I’m not surprised. It is covered in flowers. Admittedly many are battered, but they still scent the air for metres around. Autumn colour extends to almost…

Autumn interval…

It stopped raining. Well, we had a few days when it didn’t rain all day, that is. And the sun’s even been out. The meadow even got its seasonal haircut (still has to get its seasonal removal of hay, mind, and thank you, misbehaving weather gods). I braved the squidgyness of the bottom lawn, and…

RIP Adrian Berg…

I opened my paper this morning – a day late – and found an obituary for Adrian Berg. I loved his painting, and he has really influenced my view of colours – and now I often see my garden (and often my knitting / spinning as well) through an almost Adrian-Berglike eye. Gloucester Gate, Regent’s…

End of the Month View – October 2011

Well, all right, I know; it’s a bit late. But the weather has been – um – interesting and I had to keep dashing out to take pictures when I had the chance. A lot of the time it looked like this: and when it didn’t look like this, it was raining. Except for the…

Green and gorgeous (Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day)

I really, really enjoyed looking around the garden in anticipation of this new(ish) meme, started by Christina of Creating my own Garden of the Hesperides. It is embarrassing, but I don’t spend as much time appreciating the foliage in my garden as I should. Having said that, it’s impossible to overlook at this time of…