Today is very wet and I think that is how it will stay for the rest of the day, so I don’t think any gardening will get done. It is still very warm for this time of year and the plants are still confused. I saw a rabbit in the garden first thing this morning, but it had vanished by the time I got the camera, hope it doesn’t set up home here, they did once before and did untold damage to my plants! Time for Six on Saturday, here are mine…………
The Cotinus in the back garden is putting on its autumnal finery and looking rather lovely at the moment.
It is especially lovely when the sun just manages to shine through the leaves.
Not to be outdone in the autumn tints department, Viburnum opulus is joining in at the other side of the garden by the field.
Mahonia Caress is flowering at last, it has taken it 3 years!
The flowers aren’t that easy to see, is this how they always are?
Rosa Abraham Darby is having its final fling. Such a good rose, it has flowered nearly all summer, even in the drought.
This shrub of Ilex Golden King is doing really well. I have another shrub the same, which has dropped all its berries and most of its leaves, I wonder why they are so different.
Gravel and the new Acer bed containing compost and leaf mould from the woodland. To stop the gravel from mixing with the compost I got Joseph, who did all the hard work, to put an edging of EverEdge between the two. By the time I have planted the edge with hostas, ferns, etc. etc. you won’t be able to see it and it will keep them both apart. No more work here for Joseph to do, just up to me now to do the planting. Six months ago this area was full of brambles and ash seedlings about 10ft tall, I never thought it would ever look presentable again, but thanks to all Joseph’s hard work, the difference is amazing. I will show the whole area next year when the planting has all been done and starting to grow and fill out.
The rain looks as though it has set in for the day, it looks really miserable out there, I think I’ll go and do some bulb planting in pots in the greenhouse.
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