Tuesday View(s)

It is windy today, VERY WINDY.  It is also the coldest it has been since last winter.  At 2 pm it is 4.7°C according to the forecast on my phone.  Having just been for a short walk I’m sure that’s right, especially if the wind chill is factored in.  The wind speed is between 33 and 44 km/hour; almost all the remaining leaves from the trees in the garden are now on the ground.

The sky is blue and the sun is shining so it is not so bad.

Tuesday View 29th November 2016

Tuesday View 29th November 2016

The top of the Cypress is bent over by the wind!

Lamprathus spectabilis

Lamprathus spectabilis

The reflective heat of the gravel keeps the Lamprathus flowering

Yellow crab apple with Melia azedarac

Yellow crab apple with Melia azedarach

This border has predominantly yellow flowers

This border has predominantly yellow flowers

Two varieties of yellow Hemerocallis, Rosa ‘Molineux and Iris ‘Pure as Gold’ and the yellow berries of Melia azedarach.

Iris 'Pure as Gold', I cut the other stem for my vase yesterday

Iris ‘Pure as Gold’, I cut the other stem for my vase yesterday

Grasses in Island 2

Grasses in Island 2

Island 2 with the multi-stemmed Melia azedarac

Island 2 with the multi-stemmed Melia azedarach is the background

Orange Abutilon seems to love the cooler wetter conditions of autumn

Orange Abutilon seems to love the cooler wetter conditions of autumn

On the north-east facing terrace almost all the wisteria foliage was blown down last night

On the north-east facing terrace almost all the wisteria foliage was blown down last night

Left hand border with Melia azedarek, this too lost all its leaves last night

Left hand border with Melia azedarach, this too lost all its leaves last night

Red crab apples now stand out against evergreen foliage and the blue sky

Red crab apples now stand out against evergreen foliage and the blue sky

Looking across the evergreen borders towards the west

Looking across the evergreen borders towards the west

You might have noticed that I’ve moved the pots of Citrus from the semi-circle; they’re in a more protected area on the west facing terrace; if it becomes much colder they will have to go into the greenhouse which will make that very full.

 

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20 thoughts on “Tuesday View(s)

  1. The garden is still looking great, more full of life perhaps than in the depths of this year’s hot, dry summer. I love the abutilon. I am trying to grow two in the ground, they survived last winter so we will see. Amelia

  2. Christina the View of Tuesday is beautiful with the sky a cold blue color. Beautiful the flower of the Lamprathus. The border of the Melia tree full of flowers is very beautiful. Iris “pure as gold” I love it. The Abutilon orange with flowers! Fantastic! The garden is very beautiful. Greetings from Margarita.

  3. That Abutilon is fabulous, Christina. After 2 recent failures with the genus, which shriveled in our summer heat, I’ve given up on growing it here. The crab apples look splendid on the leaf-less tree too – almost as if the tree were decorated for Christmas.

  4. I took out all of my yellow iris because they insisted on flopping. Your looks like a much more upright character. The Melia berries and crab apples are so dramatic against the clear, cold blue sky without competition from foliage. I’m intrigued by the globes in your last photo. Do they glow at night? Are they solar powered?

  5. Your views look lovely with all that blue sky. It’s nice to see how the grasses and trees are bent by the wind, but hope it doesn’t do any damage! I like a good storm to bring down the last leaves and clear the air, and wind has been forecast again for us tomorrow. It is very cold here, -8° last night and hovering around freezing point in the day.

  6. It was the last of our wisteria leaves dropping that I particularly noticed here yesterday, with negative nightime temperatures for the last few days – but the skeletal framework is lovely in itself, as yours will be. Love the crab apples on the bare trees and the abuliton is a delight too

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