Tuesday View 4th October

A second post from me today as I was late posting In a vase on Monday.  Tuesday is when Cathy at Words and Herbs asks us to share one view of our garden (whatever state it might be in!).  It’s a great way to understand how a border or bed changes through the year; it can be surprising how much it can even change in a week.

There was more rain at the weekend but not as much as had been forecast.  The days remain beautifully warm and sunny and although the evenings are cooler so far we have not felt the need for a fire or the central heating, the thin summer-weight duvet is on the bed now though and it doesn’t feel too warm.

Tuesday View

Tuesday View

This is the view at about 3 pm today, the light and shade are still what defines the view.  As you can see the sky is still a gorgeous blue.

Lamprathus spectabilis and a single flower of ? sorry the name eludes me

Lamprathus spectabilis and a single flower of ? sorry the name eludes me

A larger plant of the same mystery plant. It flowers after rain; I don't think it has ever had as many flowers as this in the past

A larger plant of the same mystery plant. It flowers after rain; I don’t think it has ever had as many flowers as this in the past

Cathy mentioned her Linaria today and I spotted this seedling flowering in the Large Island

Cathy mentioned her Linaria today and I spotted this seedling flowering in the Large Island

Last year the Linaria was tall and rather impressive, this year this is just one of a couple of seedlings but both are very small.

Do visit Cathy to see her view this week and I recommend joining this meme if you want to study one area of your garden.

33 thoughts on “Tuesday View 4th October

  1. Love the blue sky as a backdrop. It looks calm and inviting in your photo… it is cold and wet here and we have put the heating on! A lot of my Linaria plants have died back, so I am also hoping for seedlings next year. That mystery plant is very pretty, whatever it is. Glad you could join me again, and have a good week Christina!

  2. I’m glad you’re getting good weather and some rain, Christina. Could the mystery plant be a Leucophyllum? The flower looks right to me and rain does tend to bring them suddenly into flower.

  3. I can feel the warmth from here Christina. It must be a more gentle time of the year for you to work in the garden. The central heating has been on here for the last couple of evenings or so.

    • We don’t usually need the heating on until November but I think it might be earlier this year. The thick stone walls hold onto summer’s heat for a long time and the sun still has a lot of heat in it.

  4. that blue sky is such a lovely sight and a perfect backdrop for your lovely garden. We have had to put the heating on as temperatures dipped to 2 degrees overnight. We don’t usually put it on until November. But the daytime temperatures are a lovely 20 degrees today. So warm and sunny. Makes the garden still feel like summer.

  5. I love the light at this time of the year. That plant intrigues me, I don’ t recognise it. How pretty it is so covered in flowers. We are still waiting for some decent rain here, we have only had one day when it rained a bit, not nearly enough.

    • I think we’ve had more rain than usual this autumn as we did in spring, that actually means the predictions that Italy could become more tropical could become reality only time will tell. The summer drought was about the average duration (about 60 days). Hope you get some rain soon.

  6. You’ve also cleared a conundrum up this end, I have a rarely see grass lamprothyrsus hieronymii which foxed a landscape architect who insisted it had been misidentified, I now see he was thinking of the non grassy genus lamprathus. Thanks so much!

  7. Christina Don am here for the day we are around 22 degrees Centigrade and at night we went down to 12 degrees Centigrade. But in Madrid they are hot as a summer: it is amazing at this time of year. Climate change. Greetings from Margarita.

      • Christina announce next Wednesday heavy rains and winds from the north, down to temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius during the day and 5 degrees less at night. By llueve¡¡¡ finally it has not rained since the spring. I am glad that there also rain. Greetings from Margarita.

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