'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun...'
There is a Keatsian air to the garden now, not so much the mists perhaps, but the quality of light has changed and leaves are tinged with yellows and orange. Fruitfulness there is, and it forms the theme of this weeks post.
The berries are just so beautifully arrayed along the branches.
2. Crab Apples
More miniature fruits hang from the branches of the crab apples.
I'm amazed, alarmed even, by the size of the toadstools.
These have been an unexpected pleasure. The Mara de Bois strawberry plants I ordered in the spring were more than sufficient to fill the bed I had prepared for them. The left overs were put into a couple of pots. They've done really well under glass, no doubt helped by getting a slosh of tomato feed too.
'And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,'
5. Sedum and Heuchera 'Green Spice'
When I think of flowers for bees, the Sedum comes to mind. The Heuchera was originally bought to fit in a green and white border, but it turns out I was misled by the catalogue photograph, so I planted it with this sedum instead.
6. Dahlia 'Glory of Heemstede'
Rather late to get going this year, this Dahlia has finally decided to flower. Not its fault you understand, it didn't choose to be planted in a rather dry and shady spot.
Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,--'
I hope you've enjoyed these Autumn fruits and flowers and there is more to enjoy if you visit The Propagator who kindly hosts Six on Saturday,