Our local weather forecaster told us that the storm would arrive at 3 am and become calmer by 9 am. I woke suddenly at 3.10 am and the noise of the wind howling through the trees was horrendous, I didn’t get much sleep after that and when it became light this morning there wasn’t a leaf to be seen, none on the lawn or the paving, they must have all blown into the woodland. not many left on the trees either! I’m so glad that I nipped out yesterday to take my photos for today, my 6 are as follows….
No 1 Chaenomeles
More buds are opening in my chaenomeles hedge by the back door, there are so many buds which will keep opening all winter, as long as we don’t have a frost.
No 2 Mahonia Charity
Mahonia Charity, in the front border, is looking lovely at the moment, getting better day by day.
No 3 Ilex Golden King
I showed you Ilex Golden King just a few weeks ago when it was covered in red berries. The berries have now almost all gone, eaten by the birds, I’ll have to look somewhere else for my Christmas decorations.
No 4 Viburnum bodnantense Dawn.
Forming part of the hedge by the field at the side, Viburnum bodnantense Dawn is covered with flowers which will flower on and off all winter. The perfume yesterday was almost overwhelming, it was so strong.
No 5 Pampas grass
Only two plumes were left standing yesterday, I wonder if they are still there today after the storm last night? I can’t see up to that part of the garden from the house, but will have to wait for the wind to die down a bit more before I go and find out.
No 6 Iris reticulata
When Derek cut back a lot of dead stuff from the alpine scree, he found that my Iris reticulata were well and truly up, just a few more weeks to them flowering.
Those are my 6 for this week, I hope they have all survived last night!
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