Six on Saturday | Late October

Nothing much has changed in my garden this week, the Hosta is looking very sorry for itself, the Asters have finished flowering and all the Cosmos have been removed and binned. Some bulbs have been planted, but most of them are from last year so I don’t know if anything will come of them. I am still waiting for some tulips to arrive to plant up the zinc container. Storm Barbara arrived on Wednesday, but it was just wet here, no major winds for a change. Electric work has been completed and we have fully working lights and a cooker hob again!

So lets have a quick look at  different gardens, in this case the lovely Morrab and Penlee Gardens in Penzance which we visited recently.

Here you can find wonderful sub-tropical plants and loads of colour pretty much all year round. Featuring here are Sedum (Hylotelephium), Tibouchina urvilleana (Princess Flower or Purple Glory Bush), Antirrhinum (Snapdragons), Gingers and the lovely Myrtle blossom. And a bench from which to admire them, backed by Banana trees.

As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to our host, the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world.

See here for the participant’s guide.

Six on Saturday

And given that all these images are square I am linking it as “The Floral Kind” to Becky.  KindaSquare is the theme this month as Becky is hoping we might, in the final squares of 2020, encourage and promote kindness.  A year I don’t think any of us will forget in a hurry. If you would like to join in then visit the link.


  1. margaret21 says:

    You seem to have had quite a dramatic week. Lucky your garden can sooth you – and those you’ve visited.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A busy week. The OH hates disruption but the house needs some TLC. Next is the plumber. 😱

      1. margaret21 says:

        Good luck 😦

        1. Heyjude says:

          I just try to lock him in his studio – keeps him out of harms way. Hee hee…

  2. restlessjo says:

    Nice bench, Jude! 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I thought so Jo 😉

  3. We had a lot of rain but I didn’t realise it was courtesy of Storm Barbara. A nice cheering six on a grey blustery day.

  4. Sue says:

    Oh, goodness…

  5. Catherine says:

    My hostas are just mush now, wet, soggy foliage will have to be lifted. I’m waiting for tulips to arrive too, but other bulbs are waiting for me to plant. Winter and spring preparations are hard work, aren’t they. 😁

    Glad you have your electrics fixed, it’s no fun when there are problems with the house.

    Your visit to the gardens must have been a real joy – the photographs are beautiful, the planting has a real tropical feel, and is a welcome sight at this time of year.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I always forget how lovely a trip to Penzance can be. These gardens are such a delight and it is nice to see the bay and the harbour too.

      1. Catherine says:

        It’s a place I’d like to see one day.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Not as pretty as the fishing villages of Padstow or St Ives, Looe etc. it is a gritty little town, but I quite like it.

  6. beetleypete says:

    I know what that disruption is like. I hope the plumbing goes ahead smoothly. Your bench is looking in great condition, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Just need to find a plumber to carry out the work required.

      1. beetleypete says:

        I know a good one, but it’s a long way… 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Good trades are hard to find.

        2. beetleypete says:

          Our bloke lives close by, in Beetley. I met him dog-walking. 🙂

  7. BeckyB says:

    awww I like the floral kind 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thought you might 🙂

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    You still have colour though – only colour I have is from leaves and a lot of them are on the ground now.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I do still have colour, that’s true, not as much as in these gardens though.

  9. Some pretty end of season colour, Jude. We got some rain over the weekend too, the first since February so it was very welcome. More is forecast. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      First rain since February! Wow, that is a long time. Rain on the coast too apparently with storms.

      1. Yes, our grass was all brown and crispy. It’s amazing how fast it recovers though. And of course the weeds grow regardless.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, what is that about weeds? 🙄

        2. They are tough and persistent. So annoying.

  10. March Picker says:

    Inspired by your post, perhaps a new musical might be written — “The Plants of Penzance” ?? 🙂 Thanks for sharing these beauties, Jude.

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