EARLY OCTOBER - SIX ON SATURDAY
I think I will have to reluctantly accept that Autumn may have arrived. Another week of rainy weather has left the garden looking rather mellow. Leaves are yellowing and the grass has a light scattering of birch leaves.
1. In the Rose Garden the colours are softer. The plants billow and loll, and the Sedums hang their heavy rain laden heads.
2. The roses with thin delicate petals are spoilt by the rain. Compassion is one of the few to not be affected.
3. Snowberry, looks fresh and dainty its berries gleaming white in the shady shrubbery. In 'The Education of a Gardener' Russel Page writes about the approach he takes to altering an existing garden. 'My first action is to remove all the obvious rubbish, misshapen spindly trees and bushes that have lost in the struggle for light and air and food as well as such plants as elder, snowberry or indeed any other unattractive subject...'. So that's a no from him then.
4. Another sign of Autumn is the ripe berries on this Holly.
5. We had a Leylandii cut down two or three years ago. These miniature fungi are growing on the tree stump and in small ribbons across the grass following the path of the shallow roots.
That's all from our garden this week, but to see what's happening in other gardens from around the world visit The Propagator who kindly hosts Six on Saturday.