🍂Here Comes October In My English Garden. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Autumn

A storm blew in on Friday afternoon, so I took my pictures in advance of the rainy squall. We will have to wait to see what will be left standing after the wind. My tall sunflower has already lost a few branches.

Saturday October 1st

So let’s jump right in with what was flowering on Friday morning.

My pot of Gazania have flowered on and off for most of the summer which has pleased me. I have once again collected the fluffy seed from them. Last Spring I had a zero germination rate from the previous year’s seed. So when I collected the seed a few weeks ago, I planted a late summer test tray. I have one seedling which I now need to keep alive all through winter.

Gazania

The yellow rose near my front door has done well, it only gets early morning sun, so it has been in the shade during the drought which has kept it from dying back. I have tried soft wood cuttings, but I’m not convinced they are alive. I shall wait a bit longer before a final decision. It is a lovely rose, less thorny than other varieties.

Yellow Rose

The Salvia are coming back for a second flowering now that the temperatures have cooled and we’ve had a few showers of rain. These ones are a hot pink colour, so much so that they haven’t photographed well.

Salvia

I have two Mahonia in my garden, this one is the soft leaved variety and flowers earlier than my spiky leaved one.

Soft leaved Mahonia

Fifth photo goes to a single Cosmos from left over seeds that I scattered over the ground. That reminds me, I don’t think I’ve gathered any seeds from them for next year. I shall check my envelopes of seeds to make sure.

Cosmos

My final photo goes to the pot of Sweet Alyssum (Lobolaria) which had an early showing, then died back in the drought, but it is now enjoying a second wind. I have other plants of this variety which came in wild seed packs and their honey scent is scattered throughout the garden.

Sweet Alyssum

Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.

Happy gardening

Rosie

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🎶Chain saws to the right of me, house renovations to the left – stuck in the middle with you!🎶

It’s been a noisy week. One neighbour has been having trees cut down and the stumps removed. The other neighbour has recently moved in and is fully renovating the house and garden. The upside is that we will get more light in the garden and less leaf fall onto our plot in the autumn.

Six photos from my garden for May 28th
Six on Saturday 28th May

Starting this week with the view of the front rose which I have trailing along the porch. Nestled in the decorative watering can above the hanging basket, a robin has made its nest. I’m hoping that the rose will protect the nest from the marauding magpies.

Climbing yellow roses on the front of my house
Yellow roses

Second photo is of a pot of mixed coloured dwarf dahlias. I’ve planted the whole packet and have more seedlings coming through in stages. They were great germinators on the conservatory windowsill. The dwarf size appeals to me as hopefully they won’t need staking.

Mixed colour Dwarf Dhalias from my garden
Mixed colour Dwarf Dahlias

The next photo is of the delicious scented Honeysuckle. It always makes me think of my Gran who liked Honeysuckle but always claimed that it gave her hay-fever.

Honeysuckle from my garden
Honeysuckle

Fourth photo is of the everlasting Geraniums which are just coming into flower. I have planted cuttings of these elsewhere around the garden as they seem happy growing in these soils.

Pink everlasting Geraniums from my garden
Pink everlasting Geraniums

The next photo is of the super strength Harebells that are elbowing their way out of the swamp of the Kolkwitzia which is threatening their existence. I have taken a cutting of the Harebells and planted it elsewhere in the garden and the Kolkwitzia (thank you Harriet for naming this plant) will be getting a haircut after it finishes flowering.

Harebells from my garden
Harebells

Final photo this week goes to this Sweet William grown from a cutting. I shall take more cuttings as this was a success.

Sweet Williams from my garden
Sweet Williams

Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.

Happy gardening

Rosie

Six photos from my garden for May 28th
Six on Saturday 28th May

Links:

  1. Flower Friday – Camassia Cusickii
  2. All about ferns
  3. Cathy have lots of roses
  4. Graeme’s been taking part in this meme for four years.
  5. Fred has a poppy which is the size of his hand.
  6. The Prop’s post for this week’s linky
  7. An autumnal garden at Jane’s house.
  8. Linda is thinking about the re-wilding projects.
  9. More autumn gardens with Thistles and Kiwis.