Another week gone by, a week of sunshine and showers until yesterday when the rain was decidedly torrential! At least our weatherman is happy that the reservoirs have started to full up once more after the drought of the summer. It is getting more of a challenge to find six items worth photographing for todays post but I just about managed.
Roses are still putting out more flowers, the weather is so mild for this time of year. This is Graham Thomas which always seems to be in flower, such a good rose.
Fuchsia Delta Sarah was moved last year and for a long time I wondered if she had survived, she has and is now flowering at last!
Another rose which hasn’t stopped flowering all summer in spite of the heat is Rosa Iceberg. This is one of the roses that was nibbled by the Roe deer each time when he visited, it doesn’t seem to have done it any harm!
Geranium Rozanne is under the Iceberg rose and also has been flowering non stop, they go very well together.
Iris foetidissima in the woodland isn’t noticed for much of the year but certainly attracts attention when the pods burst open and seeds are visible, you can’t miss it!
My latest purchase, Acer palmatum Westonbirt Spreading Star. It will only grow to 3ft tall but 5 ft wide so will be the latest addition to the new Acer glade where there is the space to accomodate it. Forgive me, but I must share a few photos of the beautiful leaves!
The colours are beautiful, living up to its description.
The description said red, gold and orange, they were right!
I think once in place, it is going to be a wonderful addition to the garden, especially in the autumn, a rival for my A. Osakazuki!
There we have my six and a bit for this week. We have a change of host to log into so please pay a visit to Jim at Garden Ruminations to see other gardens from around the world.
The leaves are well worth showing Pauline, it is going to be a stunning little tree. I still have photos from my visit to Westonbirt many many years ago. Graham Thomas really is a beautiful rose with a long flowering season.
Thanks Denise, I think the little tree will be a great addition once I have planted it. I have made many a visit to Westonbirt in the past at this time of year and always been so inspired by it, anything with Westonbirt in its name must be good!
Your Iceberg is such a good do-er, isn’t it Pauline? I agree about the iris – the ones I cut for my vase a fortnight ago still look as fresh as they did when they were first brought inside. Your new acer will look wonderful in the acer glade – a real feature with its low spreading shape
Iceberg has certainly responded to its severe pruning by the deer Cathy! I’m looking forward to planting the Acer with its other friends, it should look lovely in the large space I have for it.
Iceberg has certainly responded after its severe pruning Cathy, it has hardly been out of flower once it started. I’m looking forward to starting my planting in the Acer glade, it will take a while for them all to grow though.
It’s been raining pretty hard around these parts too. Loving your blooms, especially the roses, how lovely they are, so delicate. That’s a lovely acer.xxx
Still raining here, its certainly making up for the summer drought Dina! I’m so pleased with the Acer, I think it will be a wonderful addition to the garden.x