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Artists Garden
2 months ago

18 #October and #RunnerBeans are still ripening on the plant. I am still harvesting #tomatoes, the chard is looking nice and I have a handful of small courgettes on the plants. Herbs and parsley are still going. Hardy broad beans are in the ground for an early harvest next year.

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This photograph shows a small, white, woven basket with a few drying runner bean pods and a handful of tomatoes. At the back of the basket, a pair of snips with red handles is partially visible.
Artists Garden
2 months ago

Rediscovering my passion for black & white photography: Ornamental #grasses in two borders separated by a narrow strip of grass are leaning towards each other and have created a #mysterious hollow.
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An upright black and white photograph. Two borders leading away from the viewer are separated by s strip of grass. Tall ornamental grasses in both borders are laning towards each other and create a mysterious hollow with a brighter spot at the other end.
Artists Garden
2 months ago

Have not had these before: #Geastrum , a #fungus called #Earthstar . Probably a good sign of a healthy, #biodiverse #garden - always exciting to find something new. Not sure, which variety. Maybe someone can help.
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A light cream, almost white coloured fungus consisting of a bulb sat on a star shaped base called a collar on woodland type ground.
Commonly found in hardwood forests around the world. I discovered them in a shady part of the garden, where I had a leaf pile two or three years ago. 
The Native American Blackfoot Confederacy called collared earthstars ka-ka-toos – meaning 'fallen stars' – and believed them to be indicators of supernatural events.
There are several varieties. Not sure, which one mine are. Diameter is around 7 cm. Maybe someone can help with #identification
Artists Garden
2 months ago

#compost really good temperature still. Just turned and saw that material from this year is already nearly ready to be used for #mulching . And it still has a whole year to go before I will use it.

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Closeup of a compost heap in a bay with wooden sides. The materials are from this year and have already broken down really well.
Artists Garden
2 months ago

Cut out the #bamboo by taking the lower leaves off and took out some stems. Looks a bit radical but may have the desired effect of letting more light through.

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In the centre of the photograph the yellow and green stems of a large bamboo, from which I have removed the lower leaves. The bamboo is framed by tall ornamental grasses. Some are flowering, the grass in front of the bamboo has already turned yellow. In the foreground, very close to the camera left of centre, one shoot of a second bamboo. The bits of white in the background, barely visible through the growth, belong to the greenhouse.
Artists Garden
2 months ago

#Invested (yes, that's right) in a #Japanese #tripod #ladder from #Niwaki . It is a beautiful object, the #stability is outstanding and it is surprisingly light to carry. We will be very happy together.
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Photograph shows a silver coloured Japanese tripod ladder stood on grass before a tall cotoneaster shrub.
Artists Garden
2 months ago

Hylotelephium spectabile (sedum, ice plant) and Cosmos. Both late flowering, very popular with the insects, bees in particular, at a time when other flowers are becoming rare.
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Upright photograph of flowering Hylotelephium spectabile (sedum, ice plant) in the foreground before tall, flowering Cosmos.
Artists Garden
2 months ago

#Salvia #involucrata #Hadspen at the entrance to the #stumpery . I normally grow from seed but this plant was bought last October, overwintered in the greenhouse and planted out this May.
Isn’t it #beautiful ?
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A tall flowering Salvia involucrata ‘Hadspen’ with many purple-pink flowers on one stem.
Artists Garden
3 months ago

The light was beautiful this morning. All hazy, gentle and soft. The path in the middle on the right is the entrance to the #stumpery. Lots of new planting this year, which will only reach full height next year.

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Photograph shows a part of our garden with a fern and a perennials border in the foreground. In the middle distance shrubs and another border and in the far distance a tall evergreen hedge. In the middle ground on the right is a narrow path, which snakes off into the stumpery, which is out of view.
Artists Garden
3 months ago

I have started going for a #barefoot walk in the #garden first thing every morning, immediately after getting up. No idea why but it is very #invigorating
Please, someone tell me that I am not alone!

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Photograph shows a man’s bare feet and legs to just above the knee standing in the grass, seen from above.