Hello from a sunny, winter Saturday. In fact most of this week has been dry with a good amount of sun. Where we live, we are sheltered from frost, so haven’t seen any white patches in the morning. It’s about 14C during the day and 8C at night. However, some things are looking a bit sad (lemon thyme, tarragon, lemon balm which seems to be being eaten by something), but other things are looking good as you will see below. Yes it is time for Six on Saturday and thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
First up, a colleague at work has solved the mystery plant problem. We decided it was tecomanthe speciosa. Apparently it is readily grown from cuttings and from seed, and can be found all over the country in gardens rather than in the wild. It likes sun and is sensitive to frost, so I guess the spot it is in makes a lot of sense.
Next up, other things that are doing well are the rosemary and the muscari, which are adding a lovely splash of blue to the decking.
However, there are also clear signs that it is winter, with these berries on bushes all around the house and up the staircase.
All the camellias are looking stunning right now, the white, the red and the pink. We are surrounded by gorgeous flowers.
Spotted….a daffodil bud. These are the jet fire daffodils, that a few of you recommended. Will monitor the progress here in weeks to come.
Finally…I managed to catch this spider’s web spun between one of the ferns and the fence. It’s a good size!
So that’s it from me. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world.
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