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……….
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.
Still hanging on, the bedding up in the new area up at the top of the garden is still looking quite fresh.
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!
Lots of lovely tiny berries forming on the Berberis atropurpurea Nana by the conservatory, more food for the birds and little mammals.
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!
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.