Flowers seen in the garden today.
In My Garden
Seasonal jottings from Members' gardens.
The first flower on the Amaryllis 'Evergreen', smaller than most but certainly an unusual colour depending on the light and the background.
April 16th 2009 in the garden of John & Brenda Foster.
In spite of the lack of rain and drying winds most of the roses are still looking good, showing little sign of stress and apart from some deer damage - eating the developing flower buds - they continue to flower well.
At last some rain after two of the driest months of this year in which, apart from a freak cloudburst at the end of July, Norfolk has had almost no rain. Apples are less sweet because of a shortage of water and many trees are prematurely shedding their leaves but in spite of this some good autumn colouring is to be seen.
Rain, never thought I'd be saying 'not enough' but at the moment this is true. We have had some rain but the subsoil is still very dry and it looks like it may well be into the New Year before there is enough to get the soil thoroughly soaked. In the mean time there is still a lot to see and enjoy in the garden but the weed seeds have germinated with a vengeance after the recent rains.
After abundant rain, the garden is still reviving and weed seedlings are growing apace. Many plants have made new growth and are looking much fresher after the earlier prolonged drought. Still some colour but without the richness of summer intensity, and as yet only a few very light frosts.