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07/12/2012 at 11:22

Some more pictures which show colour in my garden 07.12.12.  Firstly the never disappointing jasmine nudiflorum.


07/12/2012 at 11:27

The value of grey plants is very high in the autmn.  T


his is Convolvulus cneorum.

07/12/2012 at 11:30

Heucheras give lots of colour,  This is a caramel coloured one .


07/12/2012 at 11:34

And of course catkins add interest.  This is the length of my Garrya elliptica catkins on 07.12.12.

 They will get much, much, longer by the end of the winter.

07/12/2012 at 15:17

Hi Happy Marion - lovely pics as always.  Was particularly pleased to see your jasmine nudiflorum which I have growing in my front garden.  It was given to me many years ago as a small cutting and I never knew what it was called, so thanks for that

07/12/2012 at 15:23

You are welcome, Nadolig, did you notice it is featured on the home page at the bottom?  click n the picture and you will read all about it.

07/12/2012 at 15:32

Thanks again - I've just had a read of that.  Was quite proud when I saw "Skill Level: Experienced" seeing as I planted it and just left it to its own devices with a quick trim when branches seems too long.  When do you prune yours Marion - is there a right time?

07/12/2012 at 16:26

I prune mine after the flowers have finished as it sprawls all over the path - deliberately  I must say as mine is definitely a naturalistic garden.  If you grow it as a climber you need to tie the long pieces in as it does not have tendrils.

16/12/2012 at 09:55


Outshining even the Jasminum Nudiflorum in my front garden this morning , 16.12.12, was the golden privet.

17/12/2012 at 13:00

I have just stuck a large bundle of bright red cornus wands into my white heather at the front gate  I shall photograph it on Dec. 21st and say goodbye to autumn colour as  it is now time to start a new thread for winter.  Looking forward to that and what emerges from your posts.  Willow and acers give you brightly coloured wands too for indoor and outdoor decorations for the festive season to complement the holly and the ivy and the mistletoe which has loved this wet year.

17/12/2012 at 13:18
Nice pics happymarion. Will you cover your convolvulus over winter? Although mild here I throw a fleece over mine now and then. Nice to see your golden privet. I have it too but not grown enough I think. You mention red Cornus and I have that behind golden privet. Already the garden is beginning to "move" so I look forward to your new thread for winter
17/12/2012 at 13:43

My convolvulus came through the recent cold snap without a leecebut i will keep an eye on it, thank you. Verdun.

21/12/2012 at 10:59

"21.12,12,the shortest day and last day of the autumn and my garden is full of Xmassy colour.  First the red cornus wands I stuck in my heather beds -

 And on the other side of the front gate the cotonester berries and male skimmia flowers contrasting with the white heather.

 And the cotoneaster berries and variegated ivy tumbling over the front wall.

 Happy Xmas everyone.

21/12/2012 at 11:44
Looks lovely happymarion
21/12/2012 at 12:48


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