Thursday, 23 September 2010

The colours of Autumn


Pumpkins grown on the allotment, they are so beautiful .


Chillies from my greenhouse.

Tomatoes in all shades, the yellow are delicious.

Calendulas


I love the Turkshead squash it's kind of ugly beautiful


16 comments:

Pam said...

I love all those gorgeous colours Maureen. They make me feel happy every time I look at them!
P xx

Maureen said...

Thanks Pam, they make me happy too, I love autumnal colours. I have just bought some more lovely tulip bulbs to plant in different shades of Orange.

Vegetable Heaven said...

Orange is the major feature! I always think Turk's Turban squashes are rather gorgeous actually, though I know many people think of them as ugly.

Maureen said...

Hi VEGETABLE HEAVEN, it's the first time I have grown the Turks Turban squash, I had an envious moment when I saw my friends on her plot last year, they look amazing don't they? and each one different. I have yet to eat one so have no idea if I will like it, but I love squashes in soups and stews.

allot of veg said...

Wow they are lovely and what a haul. I love autumn log fires and conkers here we come!

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Hi Mo, I just browsed a little through your blog and wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm still not ready for 'autumn' mode and for some reason, have never been uplifted by the colors of fall...but soon, I'm going to have no choice, as it's beginning to look more and more fall-like here, too. I enjoyed seeing the fields of lavendar in your earlier post...and your veggie harvests are incredible. You have such a knack for veggie gardening...and obviously the right place to do it & do it WELL! Hope you have a wonderful 'rest of the year'...and congratulations on (almost) 2 full years of garden-blogging;-) I think I was one of the first people to meet you!

Maureen said...

ALLOT OF VEG, Hi, I love autumn too. The colours and smells are wonderful.

Maureen said...

Hi JAN, Thanks for the compliments on my veg growing, I think I have just been lucky. I do feed the soil with manure and home produced compost before planting, but then I'm afraid I forget to feed everything after that except for the tomatoes & chillies. Gosh!your right it is almost 2 years since I started blogging, scary just how time flies. Your blog title is so apt (Thanks for today )
I hope you are well and that you will enjoy the colours of autumn soon.

Caro @ YRG said...

Hello, Just found your blog through the UK Veg Gardeners. Your pumpkins make a wonderful photo and I've enjoyed looking at the rest of your orange-y goodness! Lucky you don't live near me, I'd have to 'borrow' one of your pumpkins for my pumpkin carving!! Do you mind if I link to your blog on my site?

Maureen said...

Hi Caro, Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm glad you found me and my pumpkins. Please do link me to your site I don't mind at all.

Deb said...

That is such a lovely post. Gorgeous pictures, thank you xx

Maureen said...

Thanks DEB, I did take a look at your latest post and the photo of the rose is gorgeous. I must get around to leaving a comment.

Amy said...

How gorgeous and orange all those photos are. The pumpkins look absolutely fabulous!

Maureen said...

Hi Amy, thanks for the comment and for visting my blog. I did pop over to yours and tried to leave a comment but it wouldn't go, so I will try again in a little while. Blogger is having an off day I think !

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Maureen, What a wonderful WARM collection you show here! Your photography gets better and better.

It was great to see you on my blog today. To answer your question, No my mum has never visited this garden - the last time she came to USA was 30+ years ago and I wasn't gardening at that time. What is so great about having a gardening mother is being able to talk 'gardening' all the time - which we do. When I visit I take my laptop so she can see my blog.

Enjoy the rest of the season! Pam x

Maureen said...

Hi PAM, oh I'm glad your mum has had a chance to see your blog and the photo's of your beautiful garden, even if it is only when you visit with your laptop.
I really love your new pond and the little cherub overlooking the pond is so lovely.