We have had a lovely warm week with plenty of sunshine, a treat at this time of year. Next week we should be back to how we would normally be, temperatures will take a drop and there will be rain once more, it is a while since we had rain here and it will be very welcome. Plants are still flowering, a few are starting to flower for the first time this year, the winter flowerers are starting early.
My six for this week are…….
No 1 Cherry tree.
Autumn tints are starting to show on some of the trees at the moment, this is the cherry at the entrance to the driveway.
No 2 Rhododendron luteum.
Rhododendron luteum is in the border round the dead oak. In the spring it has a wonderful perfume from the yellow flowers, in the autumn the leaves have the most wonderful colour before falling.
No 3 Mahonia Charity
The flowers are just starting to open on Mahonia Charity on the driveway, these will flower for quite some time, before forming the jade coloured fruits.
No 4 Viburnum bodnantence Dawn
Viburnum bodnantense Dawn by the field at the side has started flowering this last week and will carry on all winter depending on the weather. If we get frost the flowers will turn brown, but there will be planty of buds to take over.
No 5 Viburnum plicatum Mareisii
Another Vibutnum, this time V. plicatum Mareisii which is having a second smaller flowering which shows up beautifully against the autumn colouring of the leaves. How long the leaves will last will depend on the winds that are forecast for next week.
No 6 New plants
My order from Claire Austin arrived a few days ago, 53 plants. Some are for the driveway, some for the border by the school , some for the rockery,and a lot for a new late summer border that I have been promising myself that I would have one day, that day has come!
The problem is that all these areas still need weeding, I’d better get a move on!
Those are my six for this week, to see more from gardens around the world, please visit Jon The Propagator who organises all this.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend gardening wherever you are!