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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
October  2011

October 20th
The first minus night temperature of this winter.

October 13th
The last two afternoons I have been watering Lyn's garden and lawn, the drying wind we have had for many days has now gone, and we are due a cool night tonight, but no frost yet, not that we want the frost yet as nearly all the tender plants are outside still. 
Pictures of a few plants enjoying the sun this afternoon.

Brugmansia 'Herzenbrucke'                                                                Salvia guaranitica 'Blue Enigma'

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'                                                               Crocus sativus

Salvia confertiflora                                                                               Tibouchina urvilleana

October 11th
The Aster and Chrysanths are in flower in the garden now, giving us some late colour.
It has been very dry for us down here recently, so we have had to do some watering.
I have cut down a few more of the Dahlias in pots that have stopped flowering now, a good time to bring them in as the soil in the pots is dry, so there is less chance of the tubers rotting. It will be early spring before we tip them out of their pots and divide and repot them. Meanwhile they will be kept frost free.

Chrysanthemum 'Mrs Jessie Cooper no 2'

Aster I need to check the name of

One we don't know the name of

Aster novae-angliae 'Pink Parfait'

October 9th
Back at the beginning of July we had ARD TV from Germany filming in our garden. I can now reveal that we are featured along with Great Dixter in Sussex, Abbey Gardens in Wiltshire, The World Garden at Lullingstone Castle in Kent, David Austin Roses, and the building of a garden for Chelsea flower show.

The film is 45 minutes long, and we received a copy on DVD yesterday. The film has been shown in Germany, but we can't find anywhere on the internet where you can see a replay of the film.

I must say we are honored to have appeared on the film with such great gardens, thanks to ARD.

October 7th
This afternoon I fitted the bubble insulation panels to the sides of the greenhouse, ready for the invasion of tender plants as we head towards the likelihood of our first frost here in the garden.
We have also cut down some of the worst looking Dahlias in pots, that have suffered from the strong gusty winds a couple of days ago.

For the rest of this month you can see the feature on our garden, that appeared in Dorset Life Magazine last month.
The words were written by Chris Shaw, describing her visit to the garden, the best we have ever had in print. Thank you Chris.
Click on the link here
Dorset Life

Brugmansia sanguinea                                                                              Brugmansia 'Pink Perfection'

Salvia splendens 'Van Houttei'                                                                 Salvia 'Confertiflora'

October 2nd
Another very hot day.
A couple of moody shots from the walk

The ponds on the edge of Ferndown common

October 1st
The first day of the month and at 2pm this afternoon it is 25c in the shade. I have just come in from the garden to cool down a bit.
Lyn has been cutting a few plants down in her garden, and I have been dead heading the Brugmansias, which are in full bloom, and watering both gardens with the hose pipe.

Brugmansia 'Grand Marnier'

Brugmansia 'Pink Perfection'