128. How Does Your Garden Grow?

If you read my 'second glimpse of vintage heaven' post earlier in the week you will know that I visited my mum's house in half term. Yes it was raining but things in her garden still looked mighty fine. The succulent planters that she was busy making back in August  have come on nicely. I usually see succulents in glasshouse displays so it was good to see them in wet weather outdoors for a change, the rain brings out their colours, reminding me of how I used to love holding pebbles from the beach in the sea to transform them into shining 'gems'.

Succulent display in a planter

Succulent display in a planter

Succulent display in a belfast sink
Succulent display in a belfast sink
Succulent display in a belfast sink
Spot the wasp!

Spot the wasp!

The beginnings of a succulent display

The beginnings of a succulent display

Inside the summerhouse, babies grow

Inside the summerhouse, babies grow

These won't be lonely for long!

These won't be lonely for long!

Vintage enamel kettle planter

Vintage enamel kettle planter

Geraniums keep the colours alive on a wet day

Geraniums keep the colours alive on a wet day

Terracotta pots

Terracotta pots

Terracotta pots on a wet day
Rhubarb Forcers

Rhubarb Forcers

Pot stack

Pot stack

Whilst inside, a book of vintage cigarette cards all about gardening await me. I love how people collected these things in years gone by. I know people still do collect things but with more and more 'bits of paper' and advertising it seems to be of a far less quality generally and more likely to provoke a tut and being screwed up and chucked in the recycling bin than to collect.

Gardening Cigarette Cards
Gardening Cigarette Cards
Gardening Cigarette Cards
Gardening Cigarette Cards

Are you ready for a game of 'What's that plant?' (I know you love this sort of thing Rosie)... Acquired at a car boot sale, a house plant, but what is it? My mum is stumped, everyone she has shown it to is stumped. Here is your chance to become an identifying legend!

Name this plant!

Name this plant!

Unknown

Unknown

Thank you, as always to all who joined in last week. I appreciate that we are now venturing into the realms of 'not much happening' in the garden and before long December will be upon us and folk will be winding down their blogging too - so it means a lot when people still join in. Some faves from last week include:  A look back and words of advice from Gemma after her first year on the allotment, Claudia's big bold Asheville colours and Kriss's visit to Groombridge Place gardens.

A new month, new badge! Could I fit 'November' on it? Could I bugger!

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