An English Autumn Garden

I’ve probably mentioned once or twice that the only reason we initially came to view our house was because of the garden.  I’d seen the house on right move and dismissed it straight away believing it to be too small for a family home.  My husband persuaded me to give it a chance as he knew the garden was a big one as his school friend had lived next door.

For that reason the garden will always have a very special place in my heart as we both fell in love with the house the minute we walked through the door.  Despite the darkness and the damp that was the result of it being empty and unloved for 18 months, this was the house we had to buy.

I love the garden in the summer, when we have one, but I love it even more at this time of year.  I love cold, crisp mornings and the changing colours.  I love the apple trees ready for picking and a carpet of fallen red fruit on the floor.

At the weekend as I headed out to pick the tomatoes from the greenhouse and harvest some apples I took the camera with me to capture this beautiful time of year in our English Autumn garden.

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I could have sat for hours watching this little spider on his web.

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Aren’t spiderwebs beautiful, especially in the morning?

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It turns out I have a bit of a thing for taking photos of apples (there’s a phrase I never thought I’d write) these are only a few of the many, many pics I took.

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Once O had spotted me out in the garden he wanted to come out too.

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It will soon be the time for wrapping up indoors in front of the open fire but before that happens we’ll be making the most of the gorgeous Autumnal days in the garden, making sure we have a fair few layers on to keep warm!

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  1. September 23, 2015 / 6:05 am

    I remember seeing your garden on another post and thinking how amazing it looked! We currently have such a small garden and I never thought it was very important until this summer when they were all playing and on top of each other. Luckily our new garden has much more space and top of Charlie’s agenda is a set of football goals!! xx
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  2. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    September 23, 2015 / 6:30 am

    Stunning pictures and what a truly beautiful garden. I love it Jo!! And love the new header too x
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  3. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    September 23, 2015 / 6:48 am

    Oh your garden looks beautiful and those photos are divine. What a wonderful place. Love the photos of the apples and I agree spider webs are beautiful – I’m just not keen on what’s on them hehe! #HomeEtc

  4. September 23, 2015 / 7:47 am

    What fantastic photos of your garden-putting me in the mood for autumn x

  5. September 23, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    It looks beautiful. I love pottering around in the garden in the summer, then when the season shifts, I think about the tasks I need to get done out there before the cold weather sets in. Like you, I’m hoping for a few more weeks out there before then x
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  6. September 23, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Your garden is beautiful Jo…it looks like a little world away from everything. I would love a garden like that, we do the best with ours, it does have a solitary apple tree, but yours looks so special. Lovely photos too sweet xx
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  7. Kerry
    September 24, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    What gorgeous photographs of your garden. I love it when the apples are out. I think I almost prefer them to flowers. They’d make pretty displays in a home, but they don’t last long enough in this house. You’d think I were raising horses, not children, at the rate they much through them xx #HomeEtc
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  8. September 25, 2015 / 11:05 am

    Lovely photos. I think autumn is my favourite season as there’s the fruit from the garden, fab spiders webs to photograph and the promise of snuggling in front of the fire! 🙂 #homeetc
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  9. September 26, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Oh some lovely photos hun! Autumn is my utter favourite season of them all. It makes me so so so happy. In fact this weird sunny weather can just BORE OFF! x
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  10. September 29, 2015 / 8:59 am

    Aaah Jo — I’m *totally* with you!! We bought our house on the strength of the garden too!!! It;s one of my very favourite things. Love your photographs — SO autumnal — just gorgeous 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us lovely xx

    PS — hope to see you again tomorrow on #HomeEtc
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  11. mummyofboygirltwins
    September 29, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Gorgeous photographs and such a stunning garden! So mature 🙂 Lovely images for the changing season. Thanks for linking up with us. Jess xx

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  12. October 1, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    What a gorgeous garden and stunning photos you have managed to capture – really lovely and you’re so right about the spider’s webs – they are so clever and totally fascinating.
    Lovely post.
    Sammy x
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