Our small garden is enjoying the Autumn sunshine – the fuchsias are looking stunning, as are the salvias. It’s been windy in Manchester this week, but the temperature has been over 20degrees for most of the week – unusual. It’s the jet stream apparently. I’m noticing the light fading earlier though…we have stunning sunsets but the clocks change in two weeks…
I’m out and about this weekend with lots of activities planned so I’ve only written a quick overview for my Six on Saturday.
As usual, I’m joining in with The Propagator (Six on Saturday – 6 10 2018) and the gardening bloggers from around the world for Six on Saturday – six photos from around the garden – can be anything. Find The Propagator on Twitter (@cavershamjj) on the hashtag on Twitter too – #sixonsaturday
1. Hollyhock – very early
This plant arrived from the last hour sell off at Tatton Park flower show in Jul. I can’t find the name tag though – it’s been happily growing but I was a bit surprised to see the flower as it’s a year early.
2. Cherry Tree – can’t decide
I was intrigued that a third of this tree’s leaves were still green. This tree has stunning blossom in the Spring. I must remember to photograph it. It grows at the end of my street – and lifts my mood every time I go past the blossom -there are some lovely cherry trees around our neighbourhood.
3. Virginia Creeper – still changing
The side fence by my neighbour’s drive – blown away! But the remaining stalks are bright reds and yellows.
It’s been rather windy this weekend, so many of the leaves are swirling around the streets. Here’s a recap of how the leaves changed from bright green to red in just over a month. You can see a recap here:
- Six on Saturday – green virginia creeper 22 September 2018
- Six on Saturday – red virginia creeper -1 October 2018
4. Tulip and daffodil bulbs – forward planning
Forward planning for Spring, it’s part of the annual cycle of the garden – but it’s a part a particularly love.
Go big – or go home when it comes to bulbs. We’ve got a small garden but I pack the Spring bulbs into pots, as well as any spare ground I can find. I’m going to do a cutting bed at the bottom of the garden, so let us see what that come out like in the Spring.
The selection above is about a quarter of what I’ve ordered/bought. I’ve got a bag of purple, pink and cream tulips somewhere in the house. Some daffodils and crocuses have been planted already, but more will be going in over the next few weeks…
So much of gardening is looking to the future isn’t it?
5. Abbeywood Estate our wedding venue – looking back 😉
We were over near our wedding venue – Abbeywood, Cheshire so nipped in for a cake and walk. It was looking particularly lovely despite the gloomy weather.
6. Abbeywood Estate Glasshouse
The weather was glorious for our wedding in September 2017, so we got married in the garden. We had our afternoon tea in the glasshouse – completely ringed by lavender and a beautiful garden – it was the perfect place. The roses are having a late flourish too. I wrote about our wedding, flowers, my dress, lavender and love 🙂
- Wedding flowers, lavender, paper anniversary – 1 October-2018
- Wedding, lavender and love – 29 September 2018/
Just like last year when we got married, the lavender is still looking good at Abbeywood – the cakes are just as good as ever. Do visit if you’re nearby.
Thank you for all you good wishes
Some of the lavenders in our front garden is still looking (and smelling) lovely, others not so much, so I’ve harvested the last of the flowers… The smell of lavender brings back such happy memories too… not just of our wedding day.
Thank you very much for all our first anniversary good wishes🙂
We are looking forward to many more adventures, as we go into our 2nd year of marriage 🙂 oh and more plans, plants and time in the Garden.
Love Bec xxx xxx