A rather autumnal shot to start this month’s Endof Month View,ispast the yellowing mulberry towards the swing. This mulberry was in a pot for years and is still barely fruiting now despite having its feet in the ground.
My mother in law was kind enough to buy me a Mulberry ‘Charlotte Russe’ (the RHS plant of the year 2017) for my birthday earlier this year and, as one of its attributes is supposedly early fruiting, it will be interesting to see if it overtakes this rather more established plant!
This shot shows the magnificent Ricinus communis ‘Carmencita’, still in rude health.
Likewise the Pelagonium ‘Surcouf’ still has the odd bloom.
and rose hips – I’m hoping the birds leave these alone so I can pick them for Christmas decorations.
Walking past the house you can see the Rose carpet roses are still, rather incongruously, pumping out their bright pink blooms.
Past the tin bath and whilst the Osteospermum and Gazanias are shrugging off the chill, the rather crispy looking plant at the front off this shot is (was) a Chocolate Cosmos. I really don’t learn as I’ve lost these plants before. Whilst we’re blessed with a very mild climate here, they really are not remotely hardy. (Note to self Jen!)
The Bronze Bed is now largely a tangle of decaying dahlia stems which need to be cut down
Climbing up the wooden support for the glass awning is this Clematis ‘My Angel’. I bought it from a specialist Clematis nursery but sadly it’s been really disappointing. The flowers, which are similar in shape to ‘tangutica’ but supposed to be tawny/orange (to match the Bronze Bed which is directly in front) turned out to be rather insipid in the flesh, and also really small. Not surprisingly, the seedheads are also really small which is a shame as I think they’re lovely in arrangements but I don’t think these would really work.
This sink, however, is currently still out in the open and, having only been planted up this year has filled out really well. In my enthusiasm to show it off, however, I did completely miss the enormous nettle in the bed behind. Oops.
Here’s yet another pink Pelagonium, this one bought on the cheap from Waitrose. It’s a perfect match for the Flower Carpet roses so I’ve just taken a whole lot of cuttings with the view of filing a big pot of them next summer.
Wish me luck!
With thanks to Steve at Glebe House who hosts EoMV.