Six on Saturday. 01.10.2022

Another month gone, summer is just a faded memory now. Autumn weather is well in charge so I’m so glad that I took my photos yesterday before all the rain arrived, although we didn’t seem to have the very strong wind that was promised, just a lot of very heavy rain. To start with I didn’t think there would be very much for me to photograph, but eventually I found rather more than expected, as well as some that should have been included last week but got missed.

No 1

Mahonia nitens Cabaret is just starting to open its flowers, from lovely red buds to yellow/orange flowers.

No 2

Acerr Osakazuki has started to change colour, its first few red leaves can be seen from the house. This Acer has managed to hang onto its leaves through the heat of the summer, my other two didn’t fare so well, they dropped most of their leaves in July/August! so autumn colour will be sadly reduced this year.

No 3

When I was doing my last post about all the berries in the garden, I forgot about my Golden King holly! Berries are colouring up nicely.

No 4

I don’t think my Pampas grass is getting enough light, branches of an apple tree are causing it to be in too much shade, I’ll have to get chopping!

No 5

White seedling michaelmas daisies are spreading in the rose garden, I must collect seed and spread it in the border by the drive to join the blue ones there.

No 6

Rudbeckia Goldsturm is flowering more and more but the flowers are so much smaller than usual, no doubt due to the drought in the summer, still a nice splash of colour though.

There we have my six for this week, its all change in the garden now that autumn is well and truly with us. Night time temperatures have dropped considerably, but hopefully we won’t have frost for a while yet, I still have too much to do before I can bring some plants in for the winter.

Many thanks once again to Jon The Propagator for hosting, do pay him a visit to see what is happening in gardens around the world.

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10 Responses to Six on Saturday. 01.10.2022

  1. Gill Heavens says:

    Lovely photos! I haven’t heard of your mahonia before, it sounds interesting and tempting. It shall go on The List. 🙂

  2. Rosie says:

    I didn’t realise that Mahonia could be red too. Thanks for including it this week.

  3. Denise says:

    From what you say about the acers Pauline, the dry Summer is going to have a significant impact on Autumn colour. That variegated holly is just lovely.

    • Pauline says:

      I think Autumn will be rather muted this year Denise, it will be here anyway as so many of my leaves have already fallen! Ilex Golden King is a lovely holly all year with its variegated leaves,even better now with its berries.

  4. A great range of plants and lovely photos too 🙂 We’ve also got plenty of rain now after such a dry summer.

  5. snowbird says:

    Beautiful autumn flora and fauna. Glad the strong winds held

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