Late Summer in the Garden

Late Summer in the Garden

It’s amazing just how much a garden can change in the space of two months. Back in June I wrote about summer in our garden – It was full of colour and so incredibly vibrant, it seemed as if everything was in full bloom! Fast forward two months and there are just a few spots of colour here and there, plants which have not yet been ravaged by the butterflies (we have had so many butterflies this year! M thinks the Buddleia is actually called the ‘butterfly tree’), and are clinging on to soak up the last of the summer sun.

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There are hints of autumn (my favourite season) coming through in the form of blackberries and elderberries and I am looking forward to the day they are ripe enough for picking (elderberry vodka, anyone?).

Late Summer in the Garden - Collage 2

Having now enjoyed almost two years in this garden we have now got a pretty good idea of what grows at certain times, and now that our landlord has (slightly) relaxed the rules about what we can and cannot do in the garden we are looking forward to adding our own touch to it.

Late Summer in the Garden - Collage 3

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18 Comments

  1. 19th August 2015 / 8:20 am

    It looks beautiful Catherine – really cottagey. We’ve got a few blackberries appearing now in the wilderness at the end of our garden – there are some compensations for letting it run wild! #HomeEtc

    • Catherine
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      19th August 2015 / 9:16 am

      Thanks Lizzie, it is very cottagey! It’s been terribly neglected in the past, and will need an awful lot of work to bring it back to life but we are getting there…. very slowly! Xxx

  2. 19th August 2015 / 8:28 am

    It is interesting to look back and see what has changed in the garden isn’t it. We are short on colour right now, but have just planted a buddleia, which many people do call a “butterfly bush”!! xx

    • Catherine
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      19th August 2015 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Amy, I would the garden is 90% green at the moment, with just dabs of colour here and there. I’m looking forward to autumn colours coming in. Xxx

  3. 19th August 2015 / 8:41 am

    It looks fab!!! It’s the same for us. We only started planting in April. We only had badly laid turf up until then. And now we have an abundance of beautifully scented flowers. It’s such a lovely place to sit out in the evenings.

    • Catherine
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      19th August 2015 / 9:14 am

      Thank you Rachel, I do love this garden so much. I always find something that makes me smile in the garden. Xxx #HomeEtc

  4. 19th August 2015 / 10:45 am

    That buddleia looks lovely, I’d love one for the garden. It’s lovely when you realise that there are different colours at different times throughout the year. Our blackberries here have been ripe for quite a while now, I’m glad they’re coming to the end of their time as I’m running out of ideas to cook! X #TWTWC

    • Catherine
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      19th August 2015 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you! I do love the Buddleia – we’ve got three in the garden, all massive and we’ve been completely invaded by butterflies this summer as a result. Xxx

  5. 19th August 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Yes please to the vodka ha! It looks lovely Catherine, I was comparing mine to my June pictures at the weekend and the difference is amazing. I hope we get some warm weather soon to enjoy it more xx

    • Catherine
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      20th August 2015 / 6:01 am

      Okay, one vodka for Lisa…. anyone else? xxx

  6. 20th August 2015 / 11:18 am

    I love watching how our garden changes through the seasons. It’s lovely to see new things pop up and others die off to make way for the new growth. Your garden looks gorgeous Catherine! πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up with us on HomeEtc β€” hope to see you again next week xx

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • Catherine
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      22nd August 2015 / 8:24 am

      Thanks Caro, it has been lovely to see how the garden has evolved over the last couple of years. xxx

  7. 20th August 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Yes, I’m spotting hints of autumn too in the garden and while I like summer and its heat (well when it cooperates) autumn is my favourite season too – the colours and the food, yes most of all the food πŸ™‚ #hommetc

    • Catherine
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      22nd August 2015 / 8:23 am

      Defintely the food!I think that’s my favourite part of autumn too πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for your comment, Stephanie xxx

  8. 20th August 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Stunning. Love the colours and how pretty. You must love being out there. My garden is so bare now and I can’t wait to grow something! Thanks SO much for linking up! Jess xxx

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    • Catherine
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      22nd August 2015 / 8:21 am

      It must be nice to have a blank canvas to work from though, Jess – I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the garden. xxx

  9. 21st August 2015 / 7:00 am

    You have a wonderful garden Catherine! I’m looking forward to finding out what grows over the coming year at The Barn as we feel our way into our new garden (I’ve already got plans for the sloe berries!) and like you I’m looking forward to getting some new plants in to make my own mark on it x #HomeEtc

    • Catherine
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      22nd August 2015 / 8:18 am

      Thank you Michelle! Mmmm, sloe gin by any chance? πŸ˜‰ If the barn is anything to go by then I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you do with the garden! xxx

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