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Few strange things going on in my October garden

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Firstly my Daphne should flower spring

Shall be surprised if it flowers next year


No flowers or seed plumes this year ,the stems are still there from 2014

This Acer is on time one of many that have grown from seed in the garden

This one is typical and needs to be removed otherwise the roots will be so large the whole trough will need replanting


Back under cover one of my favourites doing well,growing in the same trough the first autumn snowdrop is just showing through the soil.
This was planted up not long before I joined Goy in 2009 it is top dressed each year and has two feeds and up to now continues to look good.


Another that should flower in spring, I am not complaining as this should re flower in2016

Food for the Birds


Soon the covers will be put over most of these to prevent my treasures rotting in the wet

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Wow Bjs. That is a fantastic show. Your boxes are looking good and the birds must be loving your free food. It is the best way to provide fresh food through the winter. I noticed a lot of our yew and holly berries which have ripened very early are going fast. I wonder if the flowers which are out of season will flower again next Spring and if they might need to be given extra nourishment. Well done on a great show. The red acer is a favourite of mine.

7 Oct, 2015

 

The Daphne is a beauty even if it has got its timing wrong! I agree that it has been a strange year in the garden and there have been many surprises.
Your cyclamen are a joy and I am glad that they turned up on time!
It is always lovely to see glimpses of your garden and your beautiful plants.

8 Oct, 2015

pcw
Pcw
 

Brian-my much smaller,Brenda Anderson has 2 plump buds and my D. 'Cheriton' has a few flowers.

8 Oct, 2015

 

Beautiful pictures BJS, I love the autumn happenings.

8 Oct, 2015

 

Just look at all those troughs lined up, full with little beauties. A lovely set of photos.

8 Oct, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Phil I think the Daphne budding in autumn is normal it has done this previous years but never before flowered until late winter. I am sure the flowers on Cheriton are very welcome this time of year.

Siris
I have found over the years I can grow a lot of small plants in troughs I do not succeed with in pots or the open garden, I think they are a bit more forgiving in that they do not dry out as quick as a pot and the temperature is more stable in hot and cold.

Thank you Scotsgran. Wildrose & Klahanie. for your comments

8 Oct, 2015

 

Yes. There have been some strange things this year!
I have a Foxglove in flower at the moment!

8 Oct, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I bet the Daphne smells gorgeous Brian , things are definitely out of tune this year so many odd things happening but then no year is perfect is it , you are lucky with your Acers I had a lovely big one in a pot and a smaller one they both died last winter ,no idea why they were in different parts of the garden !

9 Oct, 2015

 

love that acer and the seed pods, but it all looks good hope you are still enjoying the garden even with the strange goings on with plants flowering at unusual times. It does sometimes happen maybe all the damp weather has tricked the Daphne into thinking spring has sprung. lol. lovely photos thanks for showing.

9 Oct, 2015

 

It looks beautiful, Brian - loads of colour. The acer is a stunning colour.

9 Oct, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Amy I don't know about established Acers but if any one buys very small one they are often on there own roots and it is very tricky to get them through the first two years ,I leave the seedling that germinate where the are for 2/3 years that way the have a good root system and a better chance when transplanted. grafted ones are already on an established root system and cope better in winter.
All of the small ones I have are plunged into the ground that way there roots are that bit warmer.
I am going on again hope that's of interest

9 Oct, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Oliveoil
there is plenty of seed there if you want to try your luck, they are better poked into the ground than sown in pots.

9 Oct, 2015

 

thanks for that Brian but no room left I am afraid, unless I win the lottery and am able to buy a field with a rustic farm house lol I live in hopes lol but will not hold my breath.

9 Oct, 2015

 

Your Daphne & the Lewisia are lovely, Brian, & the acer really glows.
I bought a small one this year but its not looking at all happy, I think you are right what you say about the small ones or it could be that I didn't shelter it from the wind enough.

10 Oct, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Green finger they look very tempting hundreds of them all together in the likes of B&Q I suspect the have come straight out of glass houses probably in Holland.

Oliveoil
If I were a lot younger I would try a couple as Bonsai that way they would take up very little room.

10 Oct, 2015

 

So colourful! Holly berries only just forming here. Have seen a squirrel and young after remaining blackberries and nuts. Do they like holly berries?

12 Oct, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Eirlys
I don't have any red holly berries ! these are Pyracantha berries ,Just looked again at the pic the red is Malus can not remember variety
as for squirrel in my garden they eat anything and what they can't eat they do there best to destroy.

12 Oct, 2015

 

The squirrels are moving in in this area. A neighbour across the road has a regular customer for her bird food. We had a squirrel here a few years ago and it buried food all over our garden including digging holes in the pots and leaving food there as well. Lovely set of photos.

18 Oct, 2015

 

Sorry to be replying to this blog so late but I hadn't seen it until now.

I love the flowers you have in your garden, BJ. The Cyclamen are stunning! :-))

I've noticed many plants flowering outside their normal flowering period here as well. Maybe another sign of climate change!

23 Oct, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Balcony
not sure what the reason is, the blog I put on this week the hellebore seedling in full flower there are dozens of others around mostly self sown but no signs of a bud.

23 Oct, 2015

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