It is now officially autumn. We have had some more rain, but also some more sun, including this afternoon. The cicadas are just as loud, and the ground is still dry despite the recent rain. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
First up, more Japanese anemones are popping up all around the side of the house. There will be a glorious display in a few days. They are such pretty flowers, and a lovely splash of colour.
Sticking with flowers, these curry plant flowers are such a delight: perfect little yellow forms.
I’ve been fighting a cold all week, and didn’t have the energy to get out and do much. I’m hoping to get the seeds planted in the trough tomorrow, and do something about those spider plant ‘babies’ you can see below. A lot of things need trimming and tidying up, so that will need to get done too.
The first buds are appearing on the camellia. It flowers about October time.
The neglected corner remains neglected. I was out doing the usual check around, and honestly don’t think I could sit out there…too much rustling in the bushes and the feeling of the bush creeping in. Anyway, you might be able to make out vaguely a magnolia tree at the back. Come August, it will be full of flowers, and then it will be a treat to go out to this patch,
Finally, I know all you seasoned gardeners will smile, but I still find it lovely to just pop outside when I need a basil leaf or two, or a sprig of parsley. Why it took me so long to get started I don’t know! Anyway, I now need to find out what can stay outside in the winter and what needs to come indoors.
So that is me for this week. I hear parts of Europe have been having unseasonable warm weather. How is that affecting your gardens?
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