This week saw lots of rain (see Wednesday’s post), a cold snap and some gorgeous, warm sunshine. Things are not doing too badly out in the garden, with, as you can see in the featured image above, camellias brightening up our days. Thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in. Let’s look at this week’s six.
First up, the scene by the side of the house today. The forecast was for cloudy weather, but as you can see, we have blue skies and sunshine. There are bright red berries, a fatsia in flower and bright green leaves everywhere. Yes, it is autumn…and must have been about 21C on our decking. Not at all like being in Northern Europe at the end of November!
At number two this week, I make no apologies for more dahlia pictures. The flowers still keep coming, and there are more to come I can see. I am so happy with this plant, and the weeks and weeks of flowers I have enjoyed.
At number three, this week’s herb corner. Since I repotted the tarragon it is showing signs of coming back to life, which is great to see. I picked up a basil plant in the supermarket for using in the kitchen this week, and I will try to keep it alive in the window for as long as possible, and hopefully plant it out in the spring. Let’s not be too optimistic! And I know I said no more violas…but they are also still adding happiness to the garden.
Another repeat…but you all knew this was going to feature…the tecomanthe speciosa. The flowers look stunning against the bright blue skies.
I came home on Friday and spotted these large black fungi. Goodness knows what they are, but they look like something from the garden of the wicked witch.
To finish, more camellias, pictures taken on Friday. The buds pictured at the bottom, are on the white camellia bush, the others on the one in front of the house. I never get tired of them.
As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
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