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.