Saturday, 10 April 2010

Yes, more Autumn pictures............

Are you sick of seeing my garden yet? The Ornamental Grape is still filling my heart with pleasure every time I look at it, I'm loving the way it's creeping into the shrubs around it.



I will prune it during the winter so that it doesn't overtake the shrubs but in the meantime, we have some wonderful autumn garlands.....
You can see by the stacked firewood that we're expecting some cold, rainy weather for the next few days, down to 12c in Ballarat for tomorrow, we're usually at least 2 or 3 degrees colder!! Good stitching weather....



I want to show you this tomato bush that just grew in the rose garden, probably from a seed in the compost that we spread at the beginning of summer.



This is just one bush of cherry toms. I think it could be from one of the Diggers Heritage plants that we had last year...
It's about 2.5 maybe 3 metres across..............



...and full of fruit!! All green of course and it won't ripen now, but just looking at how much is on there, maybe 3 or 4kilos, it looks like I'll be making some green tomato chutney. Or a plate of fried green tomatoes mmmmmm mmmmmm!!

I've nearly finished my first block in the Gardeners Journal stitch-a-long so I should be able to show you that soon. I also have my partner for the Snickerdoodle Bag Swap so have to get my skates on making that!! I've also joined a swap with (I think) 13 others going to Sew it Together, so not much pressure going on here then!!! Then of course the AQC is coming up very soon and I'm trying to organise a bit of a get together for some of the Australian girls doing the CWBQ, or at least those that are going to be in Melbourne for the show!!!

Gotta go sew.....................

24 comments:

Sue-Anne said...

More wonderful photos. I never get tired of seeing them. The colours in the grape vine are stunning. We have one covering our pergola and it is only just starting to change colour now.

What a shame about the tomatoes not ripening. They look so healthy on the bush.

ozjane said...

It is so interesting to see the difference between Gordon and Hoppers Crossing. My glory vine is just beginning to color.....I have a couple of photos in the blog but there is no bright color yet....heaps of green so it and the Virginia Creeper will be wonderful soon but you just have that edge on us for cold. I bought a lovely autumn leaf flowering plum the other day...not photo yet but it has good color from being in the nursery not far from me...so hope that will be good early color in my front lawn. If I can squeeze it and the new Mt Fuji flowering ...not top grafted unfortunately but lovely and tall so can fit against a fence. Oh to have paddocks again.

Rafael's Mum said...

I love your garden (and your porch.. veranda?) and never tire of looking at it... That's the sort of thing I wish I had...Thanks for taking the trouble of taking the photos and sharing!

Rebecca said...

Oh Lizzie I can never get tired of looking at your garden. I wish I could see it in person as I am sure it is just a dream to sit in and enjoy a good cup of tea. Enjoy the tomatos. Hugs Bec

Bernadette said...

Love the garden shots Lizzie. I was so tempted when I heard of the stitchalong as I started that quilt a few years ago but didn't even finish one block! My problem is time...

Janet said...

Not sick of your garden. Do you really make green tomato chutney and what does it taste like?

Lynne said...

The ornamental grape is very pretty but I think the shrubs are in serious danger if you don't do some pruning! LOL

I must get some tomato seeds from Diggers - I'm so sick of commercial tasteless, thick-skinned fruit!

Heard about AQC for the first time this week. I won't be there as I'm not that serious about quilting and it's a long way from western Sydney for the weekend.

Meredith said...

No I am not sick of it. I have enjoyed all of the photos. I hope you get to spend a good deal of time outside enjoying it. Well now that the winter is gone.

Margaret said...

I always love your garden pics - especially since i'll never have a garden like yours. :D You lucky ladies -- to get together! Are you going to compare CWBQ blocks/quilts?

taylorsoutback said...

Always enjoy your garden photos - doubly so because we are at opposite seasons to each other...my lettuce seeds are just up in the potting shed and am eager to begin sowing things in the raised beds. And our firewood?? We are winding down after a long season of wood heat...so looking forward to opening windows and arranging patio furniture!
Stay snug and cozy and happy stitching!

Maty said...

Oh ton jardin a l'air merveilleux.
La végétation est beaucoup en avance que chez nous en France!

Chookyblue...... said...

the grape has such beautiful colour.........can't wait til we get some autumn colours.........

Julie said...

Busy girl with your swaps. Love all your feral plants, I like letting them grow on top of each other and all over the place too.......until a snake appears then they all get a good trim back.

Bobbie Ashley said...

No, we just love your garden pics. They are the best. That is a huge tomato bush. My grandmother called those little cherry tomatoes, Tommy toes. They are my favorite snack, I could eat my weight in them.

Hugs,
Bobbie

Linda said...

wow Lizzie your garden is soooo gorgeous I am LOVING your Ornamental Grape and I just may have to look into planting one!!

Francien said...

No Never!!..its always a pleasure to look at your pictures Lizzie...you must have one beautiful great garden...what a great plants and flowers and i like the idea of fried green tomatoes...lovely!!
greetings ♥ Francien.

Maty said...

Do you speack french?

Maty said...

Thank you very much for replying to my message. I speek english but just a little.
I said you have a spendid garden . Heer in France the spring arrive just with his first flowers.
I like so yours animals'pictures.The elephant baby is adorable!Is a pleasure to look at!
good afternoon
Maty

Sonnja said...

You made beautiful photos and I see you made also beautiful Quilts!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

Kate said...

Your garden looks amazing! I love all the reds against the greens. Our ornamental grape is my Autumn favourite too. Lots of swaps going on in your world. Have fun. X

Deb said...

No I'm not at all tired of seeing your garden - it is gorgeous, and inspirational! Currently have one infected finger from the garden - red, swollen, deformed and a bit oozy - any tips? Lucky it's not stopping me from sewing. I'm looking forward to the AQC too.

Micki said...

Funny enough, I have a bird bath just like that...I love your pics!
Micki

Bree said...

don't you love rogue tomato bushes! we have one of them, well it's 2 bushes actually tangled together and they are the most productive in our garden!

Kelly said...

Hi, Im a new follower of yours. I love the garden and all the photos. I hope to see many more, I could never tire of photos.
Kelly

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