Sunday, 26 October 2014

Almost end of Summer

The end of Summer is but a few days away November 5th/6th and it will be Samhain, it seems that nobody has told the Calendula or the Roses to stop flowering.


This red bush beyond the arch brightens the day. I have no idea
what it's name is.


The Calendula has jumped out of the planter
and looks to be very healthy



This delightful lady never ceases to bloom


Orange berries send me their name please ?
Just to the left of the picture is an Oak whose seed was germinated
by Colm Mac Con Iomaire a few years ago when he was recording at studio in France.
A certain  German silversmith whose name I shall not metion nearly killed it when using my strimmer, fortunately it recovered!


This blog will be exceptionally quiet for awhile. For am busily engaged writing a book for my Grandson Ollie who was four the other day and has now left his babyhood behind him.


Ollie at 4

24 comments:

  1. Gosh how quickly they grow,children as well as the flowers. Your roses are beautiful.

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  2. Have a wonderful time writing your book. Yes same here with roses and calendula still flowering. The berries might be from pyracantha, but it's a bit difficult to see, or Cotoneaster perhaps.

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    1. Thank you Annie, what I might do is macro shot for better identification. Not though today for the temperature has dropped. :)

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  3. The last roses of Summer I think. We shall miss the posts but children grow up so quickly these days that any book
    being written for four must be finished before five is reached!

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    1. Thank you Pat. Am increasing his age with each chapter to allow for my slowness ;-)

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  4. Hello Heron! The red bush may be a burning bush (Euonymus alatus). I am not sure about the orange berried one. Our roses are still blooming, too! It's been a beautiful autumn so far, hasn't it?

    So happy to hear about a book for Ollie!! That photo of his is absolutely adorable.

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    1. Thank you Carol; I confess that I'm not much of a gardener at all, it is I think a family trait on my father's side :)

      Ollie is great, we had our first proper conversation the other day on the phone, the start of many more to come - I hope :)

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  5. This is exciting news Mel! Adorable little grandson.
    Love the cheery calendulas ,, they will continue seeding themselves on and on, just the flowers to have ... and your roses are amazing!!! What a treat!

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  6. What a handsome fellow is your grandson, Mel. Congratulations on writing that book for him -- a sensational gift for a grandfather to give...

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    1. Thank you Carol. Ollie is a bit of a character already, charmer with the ladies and I have no idea where he gets those traits from. The book is a work in progress.

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    2. He is very like his Grandpa ........ ;)

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    3. You must be talking about Sir N :)

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  7. Is the book about a magic tractor, Heron?

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    1. Ah no Dave no tractors as yet, not sure that there will be though magic does come into it rather lot in a normal sort of way......

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  8. How lovely your garden still looks, Mel! I'm looking forward to sitting down with a cuppa later on today and reading your story. It's been a hectic time since last week, but things will be slightly calmer in the coming days. Don't be gone too long or we shall have Heron withdrawal symptoms!

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    1. Thank you for your comments Val. What I omitted to show was the disarray of the gardens at ground level, for this year I have only cut the grass once deciding that it might be an idea to let the land rest. Well, if nothing else it gave me a rest !
      Enjoy your cuppa etc.

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  9. A very handsome young man. I hope we get to read some more of your stories xx

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    1. Thank you Fran, Ollie is delightful we get sent photos almost every day.
      The stories are too long to put up all in one go.- shall have to work something out ??

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  10. Flowers are looking lovely Grandpa Heron! Ollie will help you with the lawn in Spring. He is on the last part of your first story & loved it :) x

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    1. Yes the flowers are still looking great.
      Sh'sssh Snapdragon you weren't supposed to share such details! - they might all want to read the 5,000 words - it's too big for the blog :-(

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  11. No comments from Heron for a while. Things will be quiet me thinks..

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