From Garden To Woodland

Jackie spent much of the morning working in the greenhouse, alongside which this is the

view to the yellowing weeping birch.

Pansies are blooming in the iron urn and in hanging baskets;

others of which contain such as petunias and calendulas.

It is still the season for dahlias of varying hues.

A variety of fuchsias continue to thrive, as do

clematises, calendulas, nicotiana sylvestris, Chilean Lantern tree, heucheras, Compassion rose, nasturtiums, geranium Rozanne, sweet peas, and hot lips.

These final views are of the Gothic arch and the Shady Path with its owls.

Drops from the early morning rain may be seen on a number of the individual images which may need bigifying (a word which the internet owes to the late Pauline King).

Late this afternoon we shopped for toiletries in Old Milton before driving into the forest where

I rambled among the ponies foraging in the woodland alongside Bisterne Close.

Clouds loured over the Holmlsey skyline as we returned along the eponymous Passage.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s golden smoked haddock; piquant cauliflower cheese; creamy mashed potatoes; green peas; and bright orange carrots, with which we both drank Valle de Leyda gran reserva Suvignon Blanc 2019.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

55 thoughts on “From Garden To Woodland

  1. I was patiently scrolling through the gallery of various brightly colored flowers, waiting for – you guessed it, Derrick! – roses, and my hope came true. I don’t know how compassionate these pink roses are, but they are tender and beautiful.

  2. Our dahlias have finished and sweet peas have come up but I won’t know how they will take in this climate until we’ve been here awhile. I’m not good at remembering plant names. It’s probably why I stick to planting favourites. Fuchsias have been blooming here for months. A good sign, I suppose. I recognize some of your blooms though. As usual your afternoon drive was love. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your garden is the gift that just keeps on giving but I suppose that there may some underlying hard work involved in making that happen. Hats off to the gardener and her assistant.

  4. Lovely garden shots, including the extra lovely shots of the Head Gardener. What a delightful smile she has! The ponies are sleek and healthy, and that final image of the Holmlsey skyline catches the drama of the end of the day.

  5. Yes, I know, I’ve said it hundred of times by now but these photos with the rain drops on the gorgeous flowers are simply beautiful! What a beautiful and colorful collection in October 😉

  6. Jackie is all the grace in captivity. Meanwhile, I continue my education of flowers, telling myself names before I recheck them in the gallery. I am happy to advise I have attained passing grades! I also enjoy your blog for the beauty of the language, such as louring skies.

  7. Your gardens still put on such a colorful show, Derrick and Jackie! I agree with Uma, the language here is as graceful and beautiful as the flowers. I enjoy your writing!

  8. I love how during these trying times – nature just carries on and provides us with whatever the season expects it to do…and your garden does justice to it all 🙂

  9. Ooh ooh ooh, so cool to see the owls! 🙂
    Your flowers are a joy to look at! And the pansy faces always make me smile! 🙂
    Guess what else makes me smile?! Joyful Jackie and her jubilant smile! 🙂 Thank you, Jackie!
    That last photo is breathtaking! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…we had veggie tacos, spicy salsa, and black beans for dinner! 🙂

  10. I love the change of colour of the weeping birch, it almost adds another dimension to your beautiful garden. Great to see those ponies looking so well.

  11. how lovely to see Jackie smiling for the camera. your beautiful garden is still flowering, Derrick! as always, the ponies are delightful! your skies look like ours! thick and dark 🙂

  12. Oh – how nice to be back in your garden again! I took a couple days break – dealing with family issues – and I missed you and Jackie! I love those winter pansies… and the close up of the horse’s head with the weed in front of his face. That one is my favorite! We have a huge temperature drop coming – – – s’posed to be as low as -7 degrees Farenheit on Sunday! Brrr!! Time for the winter bundle up!!

  13. I somehow missed this post. I like the bright colors against the grey sky. The flowers are so beautiful, and Jackie definitely in her happy place. That skyline is stunning.

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