A very mixed week again – a bit of frost, a bit of sunshine on Monday, rain, gusty wind, more rain, very gusty wind and pouring rain. With my heavy clay soil some of the borders are all but under water. The forecast is for a lot of rain again today and it’s blowing a gale but tomorrow looks a little better so I might get out to finally plant the last of the tulips. Being so windy it was tricky taking photos so they are a bit blurry. I nearly had to resort to house plants this week!
1. The Japanese Anemone seed heads normally stand up well to the weather and add interest for the winter months. The taller ones are looking a little the worse for wear but this shorter variety isn’t too bad.
2. A solitary Hesperantha is adding a touch of colour.
3. Last week Jim included a Teasel seed head with the seeds germinating in-situ. I had the same with an Echinacea seed head (SonS 18/10)
I detached a few seedlings and potted them up in the glasshouse. Some have died but the survivors look promising. I left another pot outside but they have drowned.
4. The leaves of Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ add a touch of silver at this time of year. Shame about the holes.
5. Erysimum ‘Bowles’ Mauve (I’ve also seen it called Bowles’s Mauve) flowers for about 364 days of the year. This was a cutting from last year. It could do with a tidy up.
6. I’ve moved most of the succulents into the glasshouse to get them out of the wet. This is a cutting from an unknown variety of Echiveria. The flower has looked like this for a week or so. I was hoping it might open a little more.
We have to look a little harder to see the beauty at this time of year and taking part in SonS keeps me looking. Have a great weekend. Catch up with the other Sixers at https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/