There wasn’t a post last Thursday about the slope as I was away at the Amalfi coast. Here’s a photo to give you an idea of the views I was enjoying as we drove from Sant’Agnello to Maiori, one of the most beautiful if slightly scary drives in the world. The road clings to the cliff edge and twists and turns alarmingly; with scooters overtaking on the blind bends it is fortunate that you can pull into laybys every so often to settle the stomach as well as allow the driver to enjoy the views too; I’m assuming he was watching the road at all times!
Up until today the weather has been sunny and hot during the days, last evening there were thunderstorms and today is
cool cold and cloudy with thunder rumbling gently some distance away. So the green in the title refers to how the slope looks this morning with the dull light emphasising the greens in the foliage. The gold refers to some images I took on Tuesday evening when the light was gorgeous, I shared the images of the rest of the garden in my post yesterday and I’m including those taken of the slope then here.
Any recommendations regarding a new camera would be gratefully received.
Lagerstroemia indica is supposed to be drought tolerant but I think it must need a heavier soil than my tuffo as it only flowers after rain and the pink one isn’t flowering at all!
The Eschscholzia californica would prefer it not to rain, they lap up the sunshine.
I think the forms and textures of the plants work really well here, there are other parts of the garden that need tweaking (major rethinking) to achieve this, the left hand bed in particular.
The golden trees are Quercus ilex, they are really dull silvery green it is just the magical light that makes them gold.
Argiope bruennichi is the spider that Chloris saw when she visited me at the beginning of last week. This week the garden is full of them! Susie at PBM garden also showed a closely related variety a couple of weeks ago.
Do you have any strange spiders in your garden; they do seem to be more obvious in autumn, don’t they?