The north wind that came with Storm Barra very kindly blew the leaves into the woodland, where they will still need clearing because of the snowdrops, but maybe after Christmas. Almost all the leaves are down now, except for one stubborn oak tree which is determined to hang on for a bit longer! It is time for Six on Saturday once more but they are getting harder to find, here are mine…..
No 1 Winter Jasmine
Flowering away by the front door is the winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, which will flower for a few months, depending on how cold it gets.
No 2 Winter flowering clematis
Not quite flowering yet, but showing lots of promise is this winter flowering clematis, Clematis Winter Beauty. It is covered in buds, looking just like fairy lights strung along the arbour in the back garden.
No 3 Japanese Azalea
One of my newish japanese azaleas on the rockery has decided to flower, I hope it doesn’t regret it!
No 4 Acer Seedling.
An Acer seedling which Derek found while weeeding for me one day, is it a seedling of A. Osakazuki maybe? I hope so, but do I plant it in the garden somewhere or do I bonsai it?!
No 5 Mahonia Charity
It is a wonderful year for the Mahonias, this is Charity and is looking wonderful at the moment.
No 6 High rise living for someone.
Now that the leaves have all gone from the Ash tree, I can see that something has been living up there, is it a squirrel’s drey or a crow’s nest I wonder? Whatever it is , it must have been a bit worrying in the storm!
Those are my six for this week, thanks again to Jon The Propagator for hosting. Do pay him a visit to see what is happening in gardens around the world.