Six on Saturday. 7.10.2023

Sunshine and more sunshine and still more to come over the weekend and next week, an Indian summer for us and our plants to enjoy. Why though, is the only rain forecast, going to be on the day when the gardener comes to cut the grass next week? Leaves are beginning to change colour, so soon my acers will be the stars of the garden. Lots of weeding has been done this week, some plants have been planted in a holding bed while I can get on with the weeding in the area where they are to go and 3 boxes of bulbs have arrived! I think I know what I’ll be doing for the next few days!

In the meantime, here are my six for this week……….

No 1

Some of the roses are still flowering away, some have been cut back , others I still have to get round to. This is Buff Beauty in the back garden, still looking lovely.

No 2

Still hanging on, the bedding up in the new area up at the top of the garden is still looking quite fresh.

No 3

Acer Osakazuki has formed loads of seeds, I will try and sow some again, I tried last year, only a couple came up and then something nipped the tops off and uprooted them!

No 4

Lots of lovely tiny berries forming on the Berberis atropurpurea Nana by the conservatory, more food for the birds and little mammals.

No 5

My 2 Nerine bulbs are now almost fully out and looking beautiful. I will definitely buy more for next year and move these to plant with them in some well drained soil which I think they would prefer to my heavy clay!

I shall have to improve the soil with a lot of grit, but they will be happier with extra drainage added. I think they would like to live in my old baby bath! Just think, that old baby bath is now almost an antique!

No 6

Over the last week the leaves have been changing colour on my Acer palmatum Westonbirt Spreading Star, I didn’t need to refer to the label,the name is now permanently etched on my memory!

My little tree has been light green all summer, then it turned more yellow and then this week lots of red has started to colour the leaves, I think it is going to be rather pretty, it might compete with Osakazuki to be my favourite!

There we have my six for this week, thanks to Jim at Garden Ruminations for organising us. Do pop over to see what other gardeners are showing from their gardens this week. Hope you all have a good gardening week end.

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21 Responses to Six on Saturday. 7.10.2023

  1. Fred says:

    This acer bonsai is truly a beauty! I had one a few years ago but I lost it during a very hot summer while I was on vacation… Take care of it!

    • Pauline says:

      Not really a bonsai Fred, the pot is quite large and the tree should grow to 3ft tall but 8 ft wide. bit big for a bonsai! It shows great promise and I will be sure to keep it watered when watering other plants up there, as it did cost rather more than I usually pay for my plants.

  2. Denise says:

    The little Westonbirt Acer is just beautiful Pauline. I hope you are lucky with the seeds of the A. Osakazuki. I tried once (can’t remember which Acer) but had no germination!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Denise, I saw one in a magazine and promptly ordered one as I liked it so much and it was just what my new area needed up at the top of the garden. I wasn’t lucky with my seeds last year from Osakazuki, something else took a liking to them unfortunately!

  3. Catherine says:

    That’s a pretty photo of the Berberis with its berries! Your Nerines are gorgeous, but oh, I’m in love with your Acer. It looks fabulous in that pot – and whoever named it deserves a medal. Perfect.

    • Pauline says:

      The nerines have turned out to be rather pretty Catherine, will certainly add to them.So pleased you like the acer, I’m rather pleased with it myself!
      I’m having problems trying to leave a comment on your posts. After writing my comment, when I go to click onto the next button, a window pops up telling me of all the comments that have been left on my post and I can’t get any further, What do I do?

  4. Gill Heavens says:

    The boxes of bulbs sound very exciting! Loving Westonbirt, a fabulous shape. Have a good week in the garden. 🙂

    • Pauline says:

      Exciting but back breaking Gill, I keep telling myself that I really don’t need any more! Westonbirt is a gorgeous shape and now turning a gorgeous colour!

  5. Graeme says:

    The Buff Beauty rose is lovely. For reasons unknown I don’t have any Nerines although I’ve often admired them at National Trust places.

    • Pauline says:

      I didn’t think I had any Nerines Graeme, until 2 popped up, must get more as I do like them a lot, but must give them better soil,rather than my heavy clay!

  6. Helen Jones says:

    Lovely six this week, Pauline, the nerines and the acer are lovely but I also love the foliage on the berberis.

  7. Sarah Rajkotwala says:

    Love your fabulous Buff Beauty, I planted a new plant of her this year and she looks like she is loving a sheltered spot near the house. ⚘ That Nerine is such a delicate pink!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Sarah, I think it’s rather a special rose too, it was here before we were and I’ve since done quite a few cuttings from it. Mine is also in a sheltered spot and never seems to have any problems.

  8. Angela says:

    Buff Beauty definitely lives up to her name! What a lovely color!

  9. Pauline I admire your featured acer Westonbirt, such a beauty. And the rose is simply winsome, such a nice color. Enjoy your garden tasks, with all those bulbs your spring display will be a delight.

  10. Topdock says:

    The Acer is so striking with the delicate fall colored leaves.

  11. snowbird says:

    Enjoy the bulb planting. I do hope the rain held off for the mowing. You do have lots of colour. That acer is an absolute beauty!xxx

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