End of month view, Geum "Mrs Bradshaw", Horse chestnut tree, molinia Transparent, persicaria affinis, Persicaria amplexicaulis Firetail
The shots of red are courtesy of Cotinus Grace and Persicaria ‘Firetail’ (at rear) Persicaria affinis in foreground.
At the end of each month I shall be posting an update of the garden to record its progress. This is a meme hosted by Helen at https://patientgardener.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/end-of-month-view-october-2015.
Saturday 31 October was a glorious day and first thing the light was almost perfect Autumn light. There looked to have been a very light frost as seen by the grey green tone on the grass
The claret red in the fore ground is Dahlia ‘Arabian Night’ with purple of Verbena Bonariensis. The silver foliage at rear right of the bed is the pineapple scented shrub Cytisus Battandieri.
There is a lot to do over the Winter, not least the clearing of a dead, weed infested boundary. In the meantime I am trying to get on top of the weeds in the borders before mulching the heavy clay soil.
Given that this time last year only the Horse Chestnuts were growing, it would be fair to say that I am pleased with progress. I am concerned that I may lose one or two plants this Winter as the clay is solid in places, time will tell.
Anyway I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Brother Doris said:
Great to see how far the garden has come in the last 12 months!
This post was done with you in mind. All that tree work paid off.Thanks for your help.
Marian St.Clair said:
Your progress is amazing. And you obviously did a good job planning for autumn when choosing plants. So lovely!
Thanks Marian, I have tried to think about the changing seasons and to incorporate something for each. Then you get in the garden centre and theres that pretty plant shouting ‘me, me me!’ and it I get distracted.
Wow, how far you’ve come! What tremendous progress in less than a year and what promise to come.
Thanks Liz. And thank you for helping out with the weeding when my ankle was broken.
Well done Dorris, it is looking fantastic. I love the autumn shots, what a fabulous light.
Yes, you have every right to feel pleased – certainly not an empty animal pen or paddock any more!
Thanks Cathy. I think if the goats turned up now I might be rather cross!
Oh Wow, what a difference and what a view. I’ve just read back through your comments and hadn’t realised you’d broken your ankle, my goodness for a gardener that must of been pretty frustrating. Is Brother Dorris a relative as thats a great name.
Having a broken ankle was sheer torture, once the pain eased it was just so boring and frustrating. I am on catch up in the garden, bigtime.
Brother Doris sounds like a character from ‘The Name of the Rose’ and it does amuse me; yes he’s my brother down under.