It’s the first day of winter…and it is most definitely cooler. Last weekend though was lovely and sunny, as was Wednesday, but as for Tuesday and Thursday…let’s just say there was quite a bit of rain and quite a bit of wind! Today, Saturday, started lovely and sunny, but this afternoon it has turned to heavy rain. I guess we shouldn’t complain, given the season. Thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
First up, there are buds on our magnolia. I’m so looking forward to seeing those stunning blooms.
The white camellia is now coming into flower. It should be lovely by next week.
A lot of things are looking a bit winter sad. I managed to do a bit of tidying up and trimming before the rain, and pick. bit of Italian parsley. One of the mint is still doing fine, but the chocolate mint is looking very tired, and I wonder if I should bring it inside. Not that the indoor basil is particularly bright…
There are several bushes with berries around, such as the one in the featured image above (the bush is just below the house) and on this bush beside the house. They really make it feel like it is late autumn/early winter.
Can anyone identify these flowers on this plant? I have had a few suggestions, but thought all you clever gardening folk out there might have the answer. Not sure if you can see them well enough, but the fact they grown these twisted branches might help?
Finally, luckily I managed to get a lot of trimming and sweeping up done before the rain came. It really feels like winter is on its way.
I won’t be here next Saturday as we are off on holiday for a week to New Caledonia. Can hardly wait.
So that’s it from me. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in warmer and brighter places!
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