There are still many beautiful and joyful things happening in our gardens as autumn progresses. Here are a few in the garden here.
To remind you of the size of this town garden, it’s 21ft wide and about 35ft long both front and back.
Here is the front
and shown below is the back just after I power washed the brick paving. It looks fantastic. It took 6 hours of washing, scrubbing and brushing. Unless I repeat all that regularly it will be black and slimy again in no time but now I can just enjoy it and not think about having to do it again.
This little sedum (?) has survived for a few years in a small pot and has needed no care at all. Right now it’s putting on lovely colours.
This is a common acer which is thriving in its pot in the shade of the apple tree. Right now its colours are lovely and when the leaves drop they’ll make a red carpet that lasts for a few more weeks too.
This shrub down the front path is a sarcococca. It’s glossy, evergreen, indestructible, has berries and most importantly has tiny sweet smelling scented flowers from now through the winter. It fills the whole front garden with scent and in winter that really is something worth having.
This miscanthus grass will still look lovely dry and golden brown through the winter and I then cut it down to ground level in Feb/March. It sits there for a few weeks and then rises up with green leaves in the summer and then this……….
It lights up the front garden like a permanent bonfire.
Hardy geraniums – the best cottage garden plants in the world in my opinion – I love everything about them. Here is the very common geranium Rozanne, on sale everywhere and you can see why. What more would you want from £3.99?
So there are Six lovely things going on in the garden right now, to balance out the bits where nothing much is going on except decay and bare stems. Thanks to the Propagator, host of this Six on a Saturday and over on his blog here you can find others on the same theme.