Well another week all gone, they seem to be flying by at the moment with autumn fast disappearing into winter, already we have had more frosts here in Hampshire than we did for the whole winter a couple of years ago. Despite that there’s still loads of work to do in the garden and loads of things to admire and enjoy the beauty of. Yes at times we may need to look harder but it’s all still there.
This weeks 6 comes from a new clients garden I have started to help look after in the new forest. It’s a delightful garden that’s sleeping under a few years lack of direction, the new owners are keen to change that and bring it to its full glory
We always think of roses worth growing just for their flowers but look at the autumn foliage! Rosa rugosa is a wonderful rose that colours up so well and if you are lucky, can have some massive hips as well
The tree lupin, Lupinus arboreus, is a great shrub to have in the garden, not that common to have its lovely flowers showing off at this time of year but also look at how the water holds on the leaves, so beautiful!
At this time of year it’s easier to see some of the beautiful nests the birds put together to raise their young, some of them are worthy of being in an art gallery and this little delicate one made from feathers, sheeps wool, hair from the nearby horse and lichen. How beautiful and so soft! I think it was a flycatchers best, though willing to be corrected, it was near the top of a pittosporum I was pruning
At this time of the year, you start to notice the attractive bark on some plants and prunus serrula is one of the best! Hidden by the foliage of the spotted laurel, it now can be admired and enjoyed once more
Sometimes we have to look closely to see beauty in the garden and most people would walk past this pittosporum tenifolium and not notice the seed pods opening up but look at the colour of those seeds!
Well we started with autumn colour, let’s finish with it! Cercis canadensis is just on fire at the moment! Just look at this colour! Stunning simply stunning,
I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday from my clients garden. If you did please checkout other people’s 6 on the memes founder website https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/ I love seeing other people’s plants and what’s happening in their gardens. Why not give it ago yourself next week and give me a shout so I can take a look
Until next week, have fun in the garden