|Libertia (with Maple leaves)|
|Hellebores (with Dogwood leaves)|
Scraping away some of the leaves on top of those Hellebores, I find that many of the plants are putting up flower-stems now. I think it will soon be time to trim off most of their foliage to make room for the new growth. I'm not doing today though!
|New shoots coming up on a Hellebore plant|
There are still a few little splashes of colour, but it's mostly a definite case of "faded glory":
|Geranium - a very "past it" bloom|
My dead-heading regime hasn't kept pace with this one!
There is a little colour on some of the Hydrangea flowers still.
|Still a little colour on some of the Hydrangea flowers|
But most of them have faded from bright pink to a muted grey-green colour.
Whereas the Blueberries have gone the opposite way. Leaves that were plain green during the Summer are now an eye-catching scarlet.
This tiny Calendula is probably the last of its kind for this year, but it certainly stands out in the gloom!
At one point this morning I had to go out and rescue my Olive tree, which had been blown over by the wind, despite being in a big (and heavy) pot. I also weighted-down my mini-greenhouses with some spare bricks to stop them blowing away. I'm mighty glad I staked all my Brassica plants the other day, otherwise they would probably have been flattened by now!
Back to the armchair gardening now...