Six on Saturday 19th October

Here I am! I’ve been AWOL for a few weeks so I’ve made a special effort to take some pics to share. I find my enthusiasm for being outside wanes considerably at this time of year so I’ve spent next to no time in the garden recently. I wandered out this morning to check my cuttings (they’re fine) and had to avert my eyes from everything that needs doing.

Anyway, on to my Six. Don’t forget to check out the Propagator’s blog for more Sixes.

1. Fuchsia

The hardy Fuchsias are still going strong.

The top one is Delta Sarah and was new this year from Gardeners’ World Live. I had one last year which didn’t make it through the Winter, but this one’s bigger so hopefully it’ll cope better.

I’m not sure what variety the bottom one is. This did make it through last Winter and flowered beautifully all Summer. It’s in a pot outside our kitchen window so I can see it every day.

2. Autumnal Blueberry bush

The Blueberry bush had a very successful season. I got loads of yummy blueberries, which surprised me because the year before it did nothing! Now the season’s over its leaves have turned the most beautiful red. This is also outside our kitchen window so I see it every day.

3. Rose Hot Chocolate

This Rose did amazingly well this year too with loads of repeat blooming. It’s in the shade but it doesn’t seem to mind. It’s still trying to give me one last flower now. Don’t know if this will come to fruition – guess that’s all down to the weather in the next couple of weeks. Maybe I should chop it and bring it inside. I’m planning to prune it quite hard once it’s definitely finished because it’s got quite leggy so I guess it might not be happy with me next year.

4. Wet Marigolds

I hate Winter weather, but I do appreciate how pretty the rain can make the garden. I think these wet Marigolds, which are in my wheelbarrow planter, look almost like leather after a recent downpour. They’re all still going strong at the moment adding some brightness as I gaze out of our back windows.

5. Berry watch

Three different colour berries.

The top shrub we inherited with the house so I’m not sure what it is, but it has these lovely orangey berries every Autumn/Winter. Maybe it’s a Pyracantha?

The second is my Callicarpa Bodinieri that I bought about this time last year. I couldn’t resist the glorious purple berries so I had to have it. It doesn’t seem to have grown very much yet, but it could potentially get pretty big in time. I hope it does so I get even more of those beautiful berries.

The last plant is also reasonably new. It’s an Ilex Verticillata. It had red berries when I bought it sometime at the beginning of the year, it had them all through the Summer, and it still has them now! I think it’s a bit confused because it’s only supposed to fruit between October and November!

6. Patio Planter

Last but not least, an update on my patio planter with which I’m so in love! I’m so glad I made this planter to cover the ridiculous gap in the patio. As you can see, everywhere’s wet and the falling leaves make it seem so Autumnal and gloomy, but there are my Stipa, my pink Cordyline and the four Hebes just stoically getting on with the job of looking divine and cheering my day. There’s even a couple of Begonias in there that were left over when I planted my hanging basket that are still going strong. This is definitely one of this year’s success stories.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks. I’m off out later to catch up with a special friend who I haven’t seen for far too long.

4 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 19th October

  1. Mrs Jane Halvey 173107 SatEurope/London2019-10-19T19:52:42+01:00Europe/London10bEurope/LondonSat, 19 Oct 2019 19:52:42 +0100 2017 / 7:52 pm

    It looks more like a cotoneaster to me than a pyracantha and I can’t see any of the vicious spikes that I remember from pruning my mother’s pyracantha.

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    • greengirlgardener 173101 SunEurope/London2019-10-20T01:44:21+01:00Europe/London10bEurope/LondonSun, 20 Oct 2019 01:44:21 +0100 2017 / 1:44 am

      Ah. Thank you. Yes it’s not prickly at all.


      • tonytomeo 173104 WedEurope/London2019-10-30T04:00:42+00:00Europe/London10bEurope/LondonWed, 30 Oct 2019 04:00:42 +0000 2017 / 4:00 am

        Yes; it looks like a cultivar ‘Lowfast’, but it is impossible to identify from the picture. The berries look a bit different.


  2. cavershamjj 173107 WedEurope/London2019-10-23T07:46:30+01:00Europe/London10bEurope/LondonWed, 23 Oct 2019 07:46:30 +0100 2017 / 7:46 am

    I like your patio planter, great idea.

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