Tuesday at Two (November 12th)


I kept it up for a whole year!

Here’s today’s view…


And precisely one year ago…


Not much difference, except for the rock, which is much brighter now since it had a clean up in the spring. And I haven’t cut back the tall Miscanthus yet.

Here’s a look back over the past few weeks, since my last round-up in the summer.

If you’d like to look back over the whole year, here’s the slide show…

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Links to Tuesday at Two:

November 2012 – January 2013 (Winter)

February 2013 – April 2013 (Spring)

May 2013 – August 2013 (Summer)

Today’s post shows August 2013 – November 2013 (Autumn)


My favourite shots were hard to choose… maybe this one from May?


May 21st

Or this one in October?

October 15th

October 15th

I shall continue with a Tuesday View, at different times of the day this time, and a different view. Let’s see how far I get this time!

What time of year is your favourite in your garden?

Tuesday at Two (November 5th)

Just one week to go before completing a whole year of “Tuesday at Two”, and the gradual change from autumn to winter is very noticeable now.


A few winter pots are dotted around for some cheer when the sun doesn’t shine, but November has been wet but kind so far, with plenty of sunny intervals.


Have you planted any winter containers yet?


Tuesday View (October 29th)

Where have all the leaves gone?!


Well, a lot have already been raked up, a load that was dumped in our front drive by the wind on Sunday has also been tidied away, and the green sack in the lower right-hand corner of the photo contains another load! (The compost heap is looking very autumnal!)


The ground on this side of the rockery now has a thick winter blanket to protect it over the winter, and I didn’t have to lift a finger! When the last leaves come down they will be spread over the top of the rockery.

Do you cover plants with mulch/leaves etc for the winter?

Tuesday at Two (October 22nd)

Lots of rain and even a couple of thunderstorms have caused the leaves to start falling rapidly. We can notice a difference almost daily now.


The Acer, which we think we have now identified as Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Seiryu’, is dropping its leaves too, but beneath it my statue is now visible once more!


And the asters are also past their best, although that hasn’t stopped the odd bee drop by.


Are you still seeing bees in your garden?

Tuesday at Two (October 15th)

Where did last week go?

The same way as the leaves on the Maple at the bottom of the garden I suspect. With a gust of wind and heavy rainshower a few days ago the tree was suddenly half naked. But the positive side is that it opens up the view beyond the garden, and the leaves on the ground seem to reflect light on a grey day like today.


Here’s an extra picture taken in the sun just two days ago.


Do you feel autumn is rushing along too fast?

Tuesday at Two (October 8th)

Today’s view… after a misty start the sun came through at lunchtime.


The acers are probably at their best now. Keeping this record of the garden has been invaluable… next month I’ll have completed the whole year, and am already thinking of a new view.

But this is most definitely my favourite view this October (taken Monday 7th, midday)

My FavouriteOctoberView

Have you got some nice colour near you?

Tuesday at Two (October 1st)

Happy October!

Here’s the two o’clock photo for this week…


And a zoom in on the acer…


Today the sun took a while to make it through the clouds, but by late afternoon it was beautiful.

Although the sun was shining right into my lens, I love this view across the rockery with the Miscanthus at the bottom


Let’s hope we get lots of golden October sunshine!