Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Violet Viola


This is the Viola that has regrown after it died back during a hot spell. The Plant looked dried out and dead. With a little watering and TLC it has grown on and flowered. I love the Iris like markings in the centre petal.
I have been watching The Landscape Man on the Channel Four On Demand player.
Mathew Wilson (the ex curator of Harlow Carr) follows six couples who have landscaped their big gardens. They are all gardens on a Victorian scale.
I look at our much more modest garden and am still thinking what to plant where, and where all the structures need to go. Such as the Greenhouse, Waterbutts, and Compost Bins.
The weather is cooling down now, and the birds have started to return to the garden in numbers. Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Gold Finches, Magpies, Collared Doves, House Sparrows, and a Robin. I must remember to stock up with Bird food for the cold coming winter, and to replenish the water in the bird bath and bowls.
Our garden is still very much a work in progress.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Gee Magpie said...

Hey Bruv! Tui is winging its way to you in the post :) Love to you both. Let me know when it arrives! Stamps too! Sis x

Bat Boxes said...

Sounds lovely. I am sure once your garden is done it will be great. I have only recently got into gardening and have brought lots of plants and all sorts.