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You are invited to come for a short stroll around my garden . . .

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. . . in October sunshine which doesn’t reach all corners! This is Viburnum sargentii ‘Onondaga’ (for Wells) which I first saw in an NGS garden in Devon. When I enquired about it at our local nursery – Pioneer Plants – the eminent plantsman John Hoyland had never heard of it. This is a fairly shady corner, but it seems quite happy.

I’m delighted with this Aster ‘Little Carlow’ flowering in its first year alongside a tall Salvia.

This year the Amelanchier is holding its autumn leaves much longer than usual.

Amelanchier close-ups


Hakonechloa ‘macra’


Anemone ‘Wild Swan’


Laden apple tree – apples not quite ripe yet.


We have finished picking the apples on our ‘early’ and they are crisp and sweet and seem to taste better than ever before. Hope you’re enjoying your own harvests, and thanks for visiting:))

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Still lovely Sheila, nice stroll around your garden, what gorgeous sunshine we are having this month. Have you noticed how much the bees and insects adore the Aster? Mine is heaving with them and that has to be a bonus. :)

6 Oct, 2013

 

thank you for the invitation :) i very much enjoyed my stroll around your garden this very pleasant sunny morning..:)
the Amelanchier autumn leaves are lovely....i liked it all....

from Jane...

6 Oct, 2013

 

Sheila that little Aster with the much deeper blue Salvia looks great and such a strong looking plant, does this get mildew I hope not as I would like to add it to my garden.
Plentiful supply of apples this year bet they taste so good, I`m waiting for my egrimont russet to be ready.

6 Oct, 2013

 

Really lovely, love the Aster & Salvia

6 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks Gill, Jane and Helenium!

Thanks Phyl - I'm pretty sure that I bought Aster 'Little Carlow' because it is mildew-resistant . . . so do give it a try :)

6 Oct, 2013

 

Sounds like a good one, will give it a try!

6 Oct, 2013

 

This week I saw another GORGEOUS one in a friend's garden: Aster frikartii Monch.

6 Oct, 2013

 

I have that one Sheila...frickartii monch...it's a lovely one. Barbara introduced me to it, and it's the only aster I grow. I'll definitely have it in my new garden.

I love that viburnum. It looks like a witch hazel with that amazing autumn colour.

Rachel is home for her October break, so we've been shopping and looking at the cottage (just peeping, not viewing) and it's been incredibly warm here today, but now it's clouded over sadly.

6 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Sheila ..
your garden is beautiful :o)))

6 Oct, 2013

 

All looking great Sheila. Just had a bit of a 'moment' there. I was looking through my local nursery's website for a new shrub for the top end of my garden and the Viburnum sargentii is on my list of possibilities. I think your picture has just sold it too me! Thanks for the stroll :)

6 Oct, 2013

 

All lovely - I too love the little aster.

6 Oct, 2013

 

Lovely stroll Sheila I 'm off to google your viburnum to I have a gap where a ceonothus died last winter, I've got 'Little Carlow' my favourite aster I bought mine for the same reason no mildew !!!!! and love the colour :-)

6 Oct, 2013

 

Grandmage - I forgot to say that the Aster is humming with bees today!

Hi Karen - thanks. The Viburnum is a slow grower, but so pretty in flower.

Thanks Terra, and Scottish, and Stera and Simbad!!

6 Oct, 2013

 

Lovely, Sheila! What a nice Autumn we are having - 2013 is definitely a year for the diary after the last few wash-outs. My garden is rapidly becoming very blowsy and leafy. Time for some serious work, I think!

6 Oct, 2013

 

Very nice Sheila, some great plants. I have Viburnum sargentii Onondaga too. I must check it to see if its changing colour. I must have bought mine with shade in mind, as planted in a shady area. My Amelanchier wasnt turning red when I last checked, must go and look.

6 Oct, 2013

 

Yes, isn't it a great Autumn . . . thanks Mel and Dawn!

7 Oct, 2013

 

Very nice Sheila, my Amelanchier is turning as well, its one of my favourites, its been lovely here as well, the colours are really lovely in our gardens and the countryside, I am an escort for one of our local taxi firms on one of the school runs, it means I get a drive out into the countryside most school days and the leaves on the trees are changing daily, its gorgeous to see the sun shining on all the different colours, I do love autumn..Thankyou for the stroll I like a wander around the garden...

7 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks Lincs - glad you're enjoying the season :)

7 Oct, 2013

 

My amelanchier was badly hit by Midwest and had to be removed. What a mess it was. I might have another go in the new garden.

7 Oct, 2013

 

Like your Viburnam, Not exactly like mine. Mine is very bronze now with reddish undertones. No one appreciates it as much as I do! I think they are great. Yours is lighter, how tall? Mine measures about 6foot. I have o idea how tall it will get...Thanks for posting and telling me, you posted it!

10 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks Posy . . . yes, I see now that my Viburnum is quite different from yours! It's 4 foot tall, and as we've had it for about ten years, don't think it will grow any taller.

10 Oct, 2013

 

You have some lovely plants Sheila, I love the asters with the salvia. I used to have A.Monch, but it vanished in the makeover. If I remember rightly it doesn't suffer from mildew. Thanks for the tour:-)

11 Oct, 2013

 

You're welcome any time, Ba :))

11 Oct, 2013

 

no, I can confirm...no Mildew on frickartii Monch. No 'Midwest' either....lol...blooming IPad spellchecker....I'm gonna have to work out how to switch it off!

13 Oct, 2013

 

Well, that's solved a mystery, Karen. I even googled "midwest" to see if I have been missing something all these years!

(A colleague of my husband, sending a letter to parents, composed it referring to "your son", then programmed the computer to change the word "son" to "daughter" so that he had a set of each. Worked perfectly, except it was signed "Yours sincerely, J Hutchindaughter"!)

13 Oct, 2013

 

Lol! See...it's not only me! :)))

14 Oct, 2013

 

;-)

14 Oct, 2013

 

Lovely Autumnal blog Sheila ... having seen a fair few Asters in GoY gardens I feel I should have one or two ... your variety is at the top of my list ... thanks for sharing ... :o)

19 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks so much Shirley :)) x

19 Oct, 2013

 

Beautiful. loved seeing the photos. Old age confusion! But my leaves were definitely darker and the whole structure different. Like yours better, but yours definitely looks more like a bush than a tree! My next question, yours grasses in the pot, are they related to Sissy's Blog (mine) I would love to know the name of the ones in the blog.

21 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks Wells . . . I like your Viburnum better than mine! That's right, it is a bush. Answer to your last question is "Yes, I think so, but maybe Sissy could confirm it?" Her grasses look like Hakonechloa macra Aureola (which grown in the UK are variegated, green with gold stripe).

21 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you for the tour Sb, bit late looking at blogs!!Lovely colours you have in your garden, love the Viburnam, and Asters along with the Salvia.

1 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks Gralew . . . it's very easy to be "a bit late" on this site, with so much to read :)

1 Nov, 2013

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