There’s some tidying up of the garden to be done. Deadheading still, fallen leaves to be collected, mulching and planting bulbs but close up there are some gems to be found. Here’s my six for this week.
Schizostylis or, and much easier to say, Kaffir Lilly. This came in a pot of something else when we moved house. I love the strong pink colour at the end of the season so I’m glad it stowed away and I’m hoping that it will settle into its new spot and send up more flowering spikes over time.
R.Scepter’d Isle. No apologies for showing this one again. Mid October, still flowering and sending out new buds. It seems happy in my demi paradise.
But not everything in the garden is thriving. One of the four euphorbia characias wulfenii that I planted to give structure to the border is failing dramatically. The plants around it seem unaffected. Possibly too wet in this particular spot? The other three are still looking good. Has anyone else experienced this?
Here’s an update on the persimmon tree. The leaves are turning and amongst the beautiful copper reds the fruit is also changing colour. There may be a chance that I will have some ripe fruit yet.
Geranium Brookside against a healthy euphorbia. This was a new geranium to me and I love the way it sprawls around the roses and euphorbias. The flower shines out and the leaves are beautifully cut. The plants have spread out much faster at the sunnier end of the border and so the two languishing at the shady end will have to be moved on. Right plant, wrong place.
Please correct me if I’m wrong but I think I am introducing Arum Italicum. It’s an inherited plant. It grows in a north facing border in a very shady spot. Its bright orange seed berries have died back and the white veining of the leaves is particularly eye catching at this time of the year. A good autumnal photo to end on.
I hope you are still finding good things in your gardens and let’s hope the less successful ones aren’t harbouring something nasty.
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