How Does Your Garden Grow?

I’m not a regular at How Does Your Garden Grow anymore, sadly I have been lacking inspiration for things to photograph in my own garden and haven’t been to anyone else’s garden to snap some shots of that! However over the weekend I thought I’d pop out in the autumn sunshine and get a couple of photos to share with you all.

First up, following on from my funky fungus that I found opposite the school I volunteer in, is this little thing. Small, and not perfectly formed, but still lovely, I assume it’s not edible though!


This shot feels more festive to me, the bluish white against the red and purple and green seems to signal that the C word is coming!

Wintry Flowers

Now for some autumnal colours in the form of this bush. One of the trees, of which you can see the trunks in this image, will soon be being chopped down by my mother!

Autumn Colours

Back into the Christmas mood and I found some lovely red berries! I just love berries like these because they always make me think of snow and being snuggly warm in my clothes and stuff!


And to finish I thought I’d share next door’s gnome with you!



  1. Mammasaurus

    Lush photos – and that funky fungus if I am not mistaken is very poisonous – touching it may give hallucinations I believe, someone else will know better than I!

    Loving the cheeky gnome there, you’ll have to put a bauble on him when you-know-what arrives (CHRISSSSTMAS!)

    Apologies, I can only say it like Noddy Holder 😉

    Thanks for joining in again lovely lady x

    1. Mrs TeePot

      Thanks, yes I was informed that the fungus was dangerous so I was careful not to touch!
      Love a bit of Noddy Holder too!

  2. Claudia

    it may sound funny but i absolutely love fungus. there isn’t much of it here in miami where i live but when i visit my in laws in west virginia, i am one camera happy fool

    1. Mrs TeePot

      I’m the same, they’re so pretty to look at, but luckily there’s quite a few here for me to photograph!

  3. Iona@redpeffer

    That fungi looks very cool and also very dangerous-red in nature is usually a warning sign I believe. Although I’ve had a job trying to explain to my 7 year old that strawberries, raspberries and red currants are obviously not dangerous since making such a ‘throw away’ comment recently. But enough of my ramblings, lovely photos and I do enjoy the odd gnome 🙂

    1. Mrs TeePot

      Lol, I hadn’t thought of Strawberries and such! Of course, must be confusing to learn that red means danger and then see such tasty exceptions!

  4. Nichola Fabfortymum

    ooh I love the fungi, I went through a photograph every mushroom in sight phase – although I never got a proper one like that. It looks a bit like those Christmas pomanders people used to make with oranges and cloves 🙂

    1. Heather @betamother

      Another lovely post and blog! Loving all the Xmas colours and signals. Good luck with the tree lopping – TIIIIMBER! x

  5. Charmaine

    that fungi is so interesting… I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it! x

  6. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I love the shot of the red berries against the blue sky! Lovely 🙂 And, the fungi! Fab!

  7. Gemma Garner

    That mushroom may not be edible but something definitely had a nibble! Those red berries would look nice tied with twine and put in a vase 🙂

  8. Kathleen

    That is a funky fungus! It looks like it doesn’t want anyone to eat it with its little horns. Such pretty colors you have and of course that gnome just made it more colorful!

  9. Charly Dove

    What a fabulous post Livi – such vibrant colours. Wonderful blue sky too! Especially love the fungus and the fucshia against that blueish white plant. It’s good you’re getting in the festive spirit, I’m trying to hold off a bit – only because my toddler is three on Christmas Day 🙂

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