Another week of sunshine and showers with unusually high temperatures for this time of year. Flowers are getting harder to find to photograph, leaves are everywhere and need raking up, supposed to be good for the waistline! My six are as follows.
Two large bags of gravel arrived mid week for the new area up at the top of the garden, just all needs spreading now!
Acer Osakazuki didn’t quite reach its full potential before the leaves started dropping.
Most of them ended up on the lawn far too soon.
This is how I’m spending my days at the moment. Still so many left to fall, I look at the oaks and there are so many more leaves to come down!
Flowering madly in the conservatory since they were brought in to avoid the frost, except we haven’t had any frost yet!
Rosa Shropshire Lad is still performing, such a wonderful rose.
Jasminum nudiflorum, the winter jasmine, has started flowering by the front door, don’t think it is usually this early normally.
Those are my six for this week, more leaves than flowers! I can see more leaves on the lawn, so must get out and clear them!
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The late flowers or rather some early flowers too have been a bonus, its been an unusual year in many senses.
Plants don’t seem to know what to do with the mild weather Noelle, I found my Epimedium Amber Queen is flowering again after I had done my post, maybe show it next week.
It is a very mild autumn, I must start preparing the greenhouse for winter guests. Lovely Acer.
It is so mild Rosie, winter will come as a shock! I’m enjoying all my flowers on the geraniums now I have them inside for the winter
Lovely colour on the Acer Pauline but as you say, a pity the leaves fall so soon. Shropshire Lad is such a beautiful rose.
The Acer was lovely Denise but so fleeting this year. I think Shropshire Lad is my favourite rose, such a good one.
I couldn’t help noticing the very handsome and seemingly intact Hosta under your Acer, most of mine have died right down already. I never like shovelling gravel, it resists being shovelled unless it’s on a hard flat surface.
I think that is the last hosta standing Jim, all the others have collapsed! Thank goodness I’m not going to have to shovel the gravel myself, I have an energetic young man who has promised to do it for me, just waiting for him to find the time.
When you said the gravel was for the bottom of the garden I instantly thought of all the barrowing it entailed, although it seems you won’t be doing that yourself. It reminded me of when we were building the extension and of all the heaps of sand and gravel that we shifted in the process, not to mention all the tiles, bricks and breeze blocks – not sure I would want to be doing that these days (although I do still love my bricklaying!). It’s really intriguing observing what is still flowering, and what winter flowerers are starting early, isn’t it?