Brrrr, there’s definitely been an autumnal nip in the air this week but we have also had some lovely sunny days. It looks like a cloudy but dry weekend so, hopefully, plenty of gardening. There’s still a few (rather a large few!) bulbs to plant and I’ve finally managed to get hold of some wallflower plants although I don’t actually have any room to plant them at the moment. The local growers have, apparently, really struggled this year – along with the rest of us at times. Let’s get started with this weeks Six and don’t forget that there are plenty of others to see at https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/
- The Amelanchier dropped its leaves without them really colouring up and the Birch tree is heading the same way, sadly. Four years ago I bought a tiny Gingko biloba from a sale table and grew it on in a pot. With the dry spring that we had here I decided to plant it in the front garden as I thought that it would do better in the ground. Despite periods of drought, high winds etc it has done quite well and the leaves have now turned a lovely golden yellow.
- Where do plant labels go! I know this Michaelmas Daisy was labelled, it’s one I bought on a visit to the National Collection at Picton House a couple of years ago. It’s planted at the front of the border but is very tall this year!
- Heucheras have performed well this year and I bought a couple of new ones at the Malvern Plant Fair at the beginning of September
- I had intended to redo the border by the glasshouse this spring as there is quite a lot of bindweed growing through from next door. However, with events I decided not to as I didn’t know then when, or if, I’d be able to buy new plants. I’m itching to get going now but it seems a shame to strip it out when there is still quite a lot going on.
- The main border wraps around the small lawn and still has quite a bit to look at in it.
- With the colder nights the leaves of this sedum have really coloured up. The chimney pot came from my Nan’s garden, via my Dad’s and the beautiful pot was a birthday present last year. Lots of memories.
Thanks for reading my Six, have a great weekend and stay safe.