Six on Saturday 25.09.21

This last week has been warm and sunny with hardly any wind, a really good week for butterflies and bees to enjoy the garden alongside me as I’ve been weeding, cutting back and deadheading. All coming to an end though, we’ve been told that next week will be wetter and colder, I’ll enjoy today while I can!

My six for this week are as follows……

no 1   Mahonia nitens Cabaret

Just starting to flower on the rockery is the small Mahonia nitens Cabaret, it should only grow to about 3 ft, I hope it doesn’t get any bigger!

No 2  Rosa Liverpool Hope

I am so pleased with these 3  roses that I planted earlier in the year, they have produced so many beautiful flowers and still have loads more buds to open. They has grown rather taller than I had expected, but maybe this is because I added compost and leaf mould to the planting holes, maybe next year they will be a bit smaller.

No 3  Miscanthus Silberfedder

Miscanthus sinensis Siberfedder is making such a statement at the moment, it is a huge plant anyway and has  supportting hoops somewhere underneath but I think it has burst out of its corset, it obviously wants to be free to sway in the breeze!

No 4   Pampas grass

Up at the top of the garden by the field, my pampas grass was is such a lot of shade. Plants had grown too much round it and it had stopped flowering, severe cutbacks were needed and this year it has put up 3 plumes – well better than last year! A bit nore cutting back and maybe it will be back to normal.

No 5  Garrya elliptica

My morning wander showed all the lovely buds on the Garrya elliptica which will flower in the new year. The bush, in the corner of the back garden, is absolutely covered with buds, so when they elongate, the bush will be a real picture.

No 6   New road

This is the private road which runs up to my house, passing 2 others on the way. The surface had been getting worse and worse for the past couple of winters, so it was time to do something about it. The men arrived on Monday morning, I had already put my car down at the bottom of the road, as I knew that I wouldn’t be allowed to drive on it for a number of days. At last, yesterday, we were given the all clear and I can now drive up to my garage once more. Hopefully the colour will tone down over the winter!

These are my six for this week. Thanks as usual go to Jon The Propagator for hosting, do pay him a visit to see plants from around the world.


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10 Responses to Six on Saturday 25.09.21

  1. Beautiful rose Pauline. I laughed at the thought of your Miscanthus sinensis Siberfedder bursting out of its corset! Have a great week.

    • Pauline says:

      Glad you like the rose Susie, it is rather special. My other Miscanthus, M. malepartus, flopped earlier in the year and the gardener trussed it up lke the Sunday chicken, it doesn’t look the least bit natural, I’m sure it would like to get rid of its corset too!

  2. Denise says:

    I am glad you made the most of the lovely weather Pauline. Mahonia cabaret is such a pretty little shrub and will look lovely in your rockery. Liverpool Hope really is a beautiful rose. And the driveway way is looking very smart!

    • Pauline says:

      I certainly did make the most of the weather Denise and got a lot of work done. The bees are certainly enjoying little M. Cabaret, it seems to be a favourite with them at the moment.

  3. Cathy says:

    The mini mahonia looks really intriguing, Pauline, something I need to investigate further. You must be thrilled to have had your drive resurfaced…!

  4. snowbird says:

    Good to know the new road is sorted, I’m sure it’ll tone down over winter, Loving all the photos, especially Rosa Liverpool Hope. How pretty she

    • Pauline says:

      The new road is a dream to drive up, after all the pot holes we had! Liverpool Hope really is a gorgeous rose, it has flowered all summer and still has lots of buds waiting, I am so pleased with it.

  5. Frank says:

    I think if it were hardy here I’d love a huge pampas grass full of those amazing plumes. My aunt used to have a few plumes in her living room and I could never resist sneaking a touch when no one was looking 🙂
    The new road looks excellent. I love driving on fresh asphalt.
    We are supposed to get some nicer weather for the weekend… still with rain here and there, but just a day of sun will thrill me enough!

    • Pauline says:

      I think the Pampas grass is considered a bit old fashioned here now Frank, but I still like it! We watched a squirrel on year dragging a cut plume which had been left at the back of the border, across the garden and up a tree to where they had made a nest in a hole, I think the babies had a very comfy nest that year! I hope you got your better weather and were able to enjoyn a bit of sunshine.

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