The bare copper beach brings clear signs of autumn to the garden, as
Jackie continues her clearance of the Palm Bed and, in particular,
the Dead End Bed. This New Zealand hebe has received heavy pruning.
The thick limb to the right of the chimney planter, and supporting the remaining branches, has been rooted from the original shrub that had been planted further back some years ago.
Here is another view from Margery’s Bed.
Jackie has removed some plants, repositioned others like the potted hydrangea ready for planting, set a profusion of spring bulbs,
and stepping stones for access during next spring’s burgeoning.
Clearance and replanting has also been carried out on the opposite side of the path.
The same treatment has been applied to other bed’s such as Margery’s which can hopefully expect a profusion of richly hued Black Beauty Dutch irises.
Here, the Head Gardener contemplates the remains of a crocosmia collection. She did most of her own compost accumulation, but left me a little.
Anticipated winds in excess of 50 m.p.h. prompted the usual emergency grounding of the wooden patio chairs.
This evening, with additional starters of tempura prawns and vegetable wantons, we dined on our second helpings of Hordle Chinese Take Away, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2018.