Blogtober 2022 : Day 30

It’s been a quiet Sunday here.  The clocks went back last night and I spent the morning not being able to remember whether I’d changed the clock in the kitchen or not so never quite knowing what time it was.

I thought I’d show you a few photos of the garden today …

🍂  Red and green leaves on the oak leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Red and green oak leaf hydrangea leaves

🍂  The seed trays that I showed you in this post – it was back in August that I planted these up and there are promising signs of new plants!  I’m really not sure what some of them are, they don’t seem to be what I was expecting but I guess that’s part of the fun!

Grey and black seed trays of seedlings on a metal frame

🍂  Yellow leaves and yellow flowers of the Hamamelis “Arnold Promise” (witch hazel).  The leaves are all yellow now and you can hardly see the flowers unless you look.

Yellow flowers and yellow leaves on a witch hazel plant

🍂  More yellow leaves on the Acer, and I am so impressed that the Rudbeckia “Goldsturm” is still flowering.  I’ve got high hopes for these plants next year when they’ll have had another year in the ground.

Yellow leaves on an acer tree

🍂  Tight red flower buds on the Hamamelis “Diane”, our other witch hazel.  The leaves dropped really quickly this year, I didn’t even see them change colour but I’m hoping to see the flowers very soon.

Tight red buds on a witch hazel plant

Big daughter came over for dinner bringing with her a home made peach crumble for dessert which was very scrumptious.  She didn’t take any back!

Not so small daughter is back to sixth form college tomorrow and has spent the day catching up on homework and chatting to friends about the Hallowe’en party she went to last night.

My husband hasn’t been feeling great today so we left him as King of the Remote Control and kept him topped up with warm drinks and a blanket, hoping he’ll feel better tomorrow.

I have been doing Sunday jobs – washing, ironing, making dinner, feeding pets, folding laundry, brushing up … and now I’m going to sit and knit!


See you tomorrow for the last day of Blogtober!


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7 Responses

  1. Simon says:

    Mysterious seedlings! I hope none are Triffids! You really do have a pretty garden, ours is looking kind of naff at the mo!

    • winwickmum says:

      It’s that time of year – mine is best in the Spring and the Autumn but it could still be better. I think the weather this year has played havoc with the gardens but the great thing about gardening is that there’s always another season to come! 🙂 xx

  2. Charlotte says:

    The month has gone very quickly for me. I cannot believe we are to the very last day tomorrow. Beautiful garden. Love the mystery plants.

  3. Barbara says:

    Lovely to see the leaf colour of the witch hazel. Like your second one we lost all the leaves early on die to the drought. Can’t believe it’s nearly the end of October already. B x

  4. Helen says:

    My garden has been awful this year. Too hot for it. Then the Virginia Creeper blazed red. Beautiful. It dropped all its leaves before I even had a picture! Most ere gone within 12 hours!

    • winwickmum says:

      I think Autumn has been a bit odd this year, as if it’s not been quite sure whether to get started or not, and it’s as if some plants have just said, “I can’t be bothered with this” and let the leaves go anyway! 🙂 xx

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