Six on Saturday 4-11-23

Now we’re in November, I have to remember to go searching for garden joy. It has been tough this week as we’ve had yet more rain as a consequence of this year’s third named storm. But there was a little respite, with a couple of hours of sunshine, on Friday, so here we go for #SixOnSaturday.

First up is some proper seasonal foliage. the old cherry tree has somehow hung onto a few leaves despite weeks of gale force easterlies. The colour is great against a little blue sky.

In the main border, I’ve had not time to clear yet, but did notice a bit of colour coming from michaelmas daisies going well beyond their usual season.

In the warm and sunny corner next to the greenhouse there are a couple of holders on too. First, a few sweetpeas….in November!??

….and second, a more seasonal nod comes from the last of the nasturtiums.

Elsewhere, there are a few early birds on the winter-flowering front. This one is lovely, the first of the wall flowers has opened. The mixture of delicate shades i na single flowerhead is very appealing.

And last, some really strong seasonal colour has held on via the cotinus shrub this week. WOW, those reds really pop as the light ebbs away into November.

There goes my surprisingly colourful #SixOnSaturday for this week. Join the sixes on Mastodon or other instances in the Fediverse via #SixOnSaturday, we need a few more folk to toot on the topic: come join us. All you need to do is find 6 things in your garden to show us. Then post on social, or add a link at Jim’s blog below. For regulars, our organiser is Jim at Also on twitter @JamesLStephens. And I’m on mastodon

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