It is already May, so we are well into autumn down here in the Southern Hemisphere. We have been having fantastic weather, with a good amount of sunshine, a little rain (we will need some more soon..and indeed the forecast is for rain on Monday) and often no need for a coat. Lovely! Anyway, time for Six on Saturday when The Propagator encourages us to share what is going on in our gardens in all parts of the world. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.
I’m starting this week with, yes, the tecomanthe speciosa or Three King’s Vine. This year has been a bumper year for flowers, whether it was the warm summer or something else I don’t know, but they are really at their peak just now. I just love this plant as you might guess! Wish I know who planted it as I would say thank you.
At number two, what may well be the last nasturtium this season, and what a stunner it is too I am sure you will agree.
My bulb order finally arrived, complete with a note (wishing me to enjoy – I am sure I will). I limited myself to two more tulips, some hyacinths to grow in glasses and eventually place along the living room window (all going well of course…can’t remember when I last tried this) and, for some reason, a bag of mixed miniature daffodils. Anyway, guess what I am doing tomorrow?
And so to one of the spots of colour in the garden at the moment, the bright, yellow of the mahonia. Again, a great display this year and looking forward to the berries appearing later.
Another spot of colour are these gorgeous red berries on a bush that sits on the ‘up steps’ as we call them beside the house. They look so cheery and somehow seasonally appropriate. I believe it is some sort of cotoneaster.
And finally, the camellias which are looking stunning. There is a whole ‘wall’ of them at the moment bringing a smile to our faces every day – see the featured image.
So, 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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