A mix of weather again this week. Some hot days (26°C), cooler nights and torrential rain for an hour on Tuesday afternoon. The garden is thriving on these heavy showers of rain, the only plants that don’t appreciate it are some of the low growing silver leaved Artemisia which are showing a lot of dieback; where they are growing over gravel instead of soil they are OK.
The slope looks very different to me this month in comparison to last year; the Panicums that struggled in the heat and drought of August and September last year have grown well and are flowering adding an airiness to the plantings of Tulbaghia.
I’ve noticed there are lots more Verbascum flowering again in the countryside around the house too; it is a different world this year!
Next Monday is GBFD (Garden blogger’s foliage day) I’m hoping some of you will have some autumn colours to share with us, or of course spring new growth if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. To participate please include a link to my post and leave a comment on my post with a link to your own.
I know that the weather has been different in many parts of the world this year, are there obvious effects of this in your garden or in the countryside?