Six on Saturday | in the garden

Out in the garden at the beginning of the week in the sunshine I was happy to see more honey bees, bumblebees, and other pollinators enjoying the nectar on several plants which are still in flower. Apart from #1 all the images this week were all taken with my macro lens. It’s not often that…

Six on Saturday | September Blooms

It’s an exciting time of the year. Spring bulbs are starting to arrive. On the list this year are new varieties of Muscari (Night Eyes and Mount Hood) some of which are destined for an urn at the bottom of the garden, Anemones (St Brigid and Hollandia), species tulips (Persian Pearl and Sylvestris which are…

Six on Saturday | A Mini Heatwave

We usually associate September with late flowering plants that are often quite vividly coloured such as Helenium, Rudbeckia, Canna lilies, Crocosmia and Dahlias, but looking around my garden this week I was surprised to find so many pinks and whites still enjoying the sunshine. And sunshine there was! An unexpected shot of heat at the…

Six on Saturday | Sweet September

I had a look back at my early September post from 2020 to see what I featured then. The three types of Japanese Anemones¹ are all thriving, though Pamina is producing some odd flowers this year. Hemp Agrimony ( Eupatorium cannabinum) still annoys me, but it’s difficult to dig out as it is wedged between…

Autumn Colour

The Kilmarnock Willow at the end of my garden is hanging on to its last few leaves until the next windy day arrives. Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.

Autumn Colour

Bananas have become very popular in the last few years, especially for their large architectural leaves. You see quite a lot of them in Cornish public gardens. As you can see, in autumn the leaves turn wonderful colours before they die. Not frost hardy so in other parts of the country they are best grown…

Autumn Colour

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.

Corwall’s Colours of Autumn

West Penwith Where few trees or woodland forests exist. Autumn colours are subtle and easily missed. There are none of the severe frosts that bring about the wonderful reds and orange shades. Here the greens turn yellow or conker brown then fade until one day, after a storm, they’ve gone. But the jewel-like berries in…

Autumn Colour

A Stag’s Horn Sumach / Rhus typhina is a large suckering deciduous shrub to 6m, the red-hairy stems with large pinnate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. Other common names include: green-flowered sumach, staghorn sumac, velvet sumac, vinegar tree, Virginian sumach. Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn…

Six on Saturday | Annual Round-up

As it is coming to the end of October and the end of BST we are heading into the worst months of the year (November, December and January) as far as I am concerned. Winter for me is a time to plan ahead, redesign borders, choose plants for next year and dream of spring and…