Welcome to the September post of Gardener Bloggers’ Foliage Day; this will be the last foliage day I host as I am finding that I have less and less time to post at the moment. I still think foliage is the most important thing in my garden and I’m sure that many future posts will focus on foliage.From last month to this the garden could hardly be more different With many plants seeming on the point of near death in August most are now putting on an amazing growth of new foliage since we had rain at the beginning of September and several heavy showers since. I’m thankful that the high summer temperatures are now a thing of the past, indeed, yesterday felt positively cold with the high for the day only just creeping into the low 20s°C.
The sky is now a different blue and there are clouds to make it more interesting.
This will be the new Tuesday view. In August when almost everything looked very sad indeed I decided I would replant it with more drought tolerant plants. It is also a little low and flat from when it was widened when I changed the front beds layout two years ago. The tree in the foreground is a Pomegranate, there are some nice fruits on it this year.
There was no new growth until the rain in the first week of September so that’s 6 inches of growth in three weeks!
The Lollipop Quercus ilex will be pruned next week.
the wisteria is looking very green on the pillars but on top I can see some leaves are turning yellow and will begin to drop soon.
I would like to thank everyone who has ever joined in GBFD and a very special thank you to my regular contributors. I hope you will join me this last time with your own foliage posts by linking to and from this post.