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Had to be dragged out by Patrick as it was pretty miserable and rainy but well worth it, lovely bike ride to the beach 
#barkbybeach #prestatyn #northwales #bikeride #cloudsofinstagram #bigsky #bigskies
Tobacco isn’t all bad! Beautiful white trumpets growing on this Nicotina sylvestris in my greenhouse and the leaves are huge!
Echinops or Globe Thistle, taken when the sun was shining on Saturday, love the bokeh... #bokeh #echinops #mutedcolors #globethistle #gardeningislife #bokehphotography #bokehlicious #gardenphotography
Patrick asked if we could take a bin bag to the beach on our dog walk - so we did, felt very good to pick it up rather than just tut at it. It’s not much in the big picture but all helps and Pat really enjoyed it, could have been a treasure hunt the way he was running around grabbing bottles and crisp packets from between the rocks! It was no trouble at all really so may bring a bag more often. Also having a large flapping bin bag seemed to keep loose dogs away from me and Bramble so double win! #barkbybeach #beachcleanup #beachcleancymru #keepwalestidy #beachtidy #prestatyn #northwales #crocs #plasticsucks #takeyourrubbishhome
Aquilegia seed heads, they make a lovely rattle sound as they’re so full of seeds. 
#aquilegia 
#senescence 
#gardeningismytherapy 
#mutedcolors #mutedtones 
#photooftheday 
#gardeningislife
Astrantia, the flowers still look beautiful even after they’re ‘over’ 
#craftbloggrow
Sharing the greenhouse with quite a few of these... I don’t mind them as long as I know where they are
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#gardenspider #mygreenhouse #spidersofinstagram #aracnofobia #aracnid
Anemone Hupehensis ‘Hadspen Abundance’ aka Japanese Anemone 
As you can see from the pictures, this pretty flower looks good in bud, in flower and the seed head looks great too and the best thing is that it flowers from August through to late Autumn. It's a very welcome sight when you're feeling a little depressed about the end of summer and also looks great in flower arrangements. It comes from the family Ranunculaceae (aka the buttercup family)

The variety of Japanese Anemone I have in my garden is 'Hadspen Abundance', pretty pink flowers, with some petals darker than others. It's hard to take a bad photograph of these stunning flowers.

They actually come from China not Japan!

The autumn after we first moved into our house I visited relations in Devon and we went to RHS Rosemoor gardens, I was struck by how beautiful the Japanese anemones were having not seen them before. I was delighted when I got home a few days later and realised we had this huge clump in our front garden that I hadn't noticed until they had come into flower.
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#japaneseanemone #chineseanemone #windflower #gardeningislife #latinplantname #gardeningismytherapy #beautifulflowers #plantsofinstagram #plantlover #pinkflowers #flowerbuds #anemone #ranunculaceae #rhslevel2 #pollinators #macroflowers #craftbloggrow
Just picked 8 more cucumbers 🥒 😂 and still lots coming. Need ideas for using these up... off to google ‘freezing cucumbers’
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#cucumbers #cucumberglut #snozzcumbers #gardeningislife #gardeningismytherapy #happygardener #growingsalad #saladdays #greeksalad #mygreenhouse #greenhouselife #craftbloggrow
Love this pretty match box, not long until a nice fire will be needed in the evenings :) (ok, maybe not needed just yet!) #matchbox #antiquesilver #fireplace #matches #fire
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ a close up of the hundreds of little flowers all clustered together, all so tiny but collectively they look amazing and soft like pin cushions .
#sedum #sedumautumnjoy #autumnjoy #septembergarden #gardenlife #rhslevel2 #gardeningismytherapy #pinkpinkpink #pincushion #mygarden #craftblogrow
Gorgeous chilli flower, not sure there’ll be enough light to ripen any more fruit but I’m pretty happy the flowers keep blooming 
#greenhouselife #greenhouselove #gardeningislife #gardeningisfun #gardeningismytherapy #chiliflower #chilliflower #delicatepetals #mygreenhouse #mygarden #craftbloggrow