autumn colour in the garden

I love handmade terracotta pots. You can just see the fingerprints on the side of this one. I have now winterized my garden by putting the terracotta pots in the cellar. Last winter was quite warm but I had a lot of breakages previous years.

ivy leaved geranium

I've shared photos of these iris foetidissima seed pods before but I never get tired of seeing their abundant seeds bursting out.

iris foetidissima seed pods

I also never get tired of seeing these chinese lanterns, there is also a bergenia showing on the right.

chinese lanterns

I saw this Salvia Amistad at the garden centre before it was on Gardeners' World last week. They had a couple left at the garden centre this week so I gave in to temptation and bought one. I love purple flowers and the dark buds. I've never seen anything like this. Perfect for Monty Don's Jewel Garden.

salvia amistad

it's not very colourful but the yucca has a large bud (at least 70 cm tall) on it that looks like a giant asparagus

yucca flower