how to prolong the season until Christmas

Golden leaves and orange seedbeds underneath the canopy of Malus Transitoria

The par terre at Pettifers in autumn splendour with the Autumn border in the distance

This ia ny favourite plant bought from Graham Gough, Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis, the liquorice plant.

Chrysanthemum Edmund Brown in the autumn border with full sun on

red berries from Crateagus Laciniata heaped into pilesimage014-1.jpeg

Different shapes in the par Terre interspersed with HONKA Dahlias, pink and white

The first picture is of Malus Transitoria with its golden berries on the ground, It is turning the paddock into one of the best places in the garden. The second picture is of Malus Hupehensis which is taller with larger pinky red berries and they are simply laden, The Malus hupehensus are to the left hand side of the picture,

They have got so huge that I worry what the roots are doing under the ground of the border! For example inhibiting the growth of the perennial plants in the bed. When I planted these trees I was not fully aware of the impact of the trees laden with their berries, as Malus hupehensis there are five of, and Malus transitoria there are ten.

The third photograph is of my favourite plant bought from Graham Gough which is the liquorice plant, Gycyrrhiza yunnanensis, It is a perennial, with the most beautiful seedhead, and by a miracle I have planted it in the right place so that you see through the seeds later on in the year while you are looking at the Par Terre.

I have fallen in love with chrysanthemums and I never thought that I would.. Originally I did not put it in the sun and it did not work at all. It is called Edmund Brown and the colour is a beautiful deep peach. The point of it is this is flowering in november when nothing else is.

This is a pile of berries that all fell off Crateagus Laciniata into a pile. I always think that this tree is out of a Klimt painting.

This picture has been chosen for the shapes and the dahlias in the par terre, honka dahlias, new!

4 thoughts on “how to prolong the season until Christmas

  1. How lovely to receive an email from you with a brief commentary on each picture; so much more illuminating than just a series of images.

  2. Dear Gina,

    Beautiful pictures as always. I’m wondering how old your Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis must be. I raised one from seed (Special Plants) that is perhaps four years old and only a third of the size of yours.

    Also, had black and yellow HONKA dahlias this year. White colored ones were not available in the U.S., but maybe next year. Your pink and white ones are lovely.

    Looking forward to January when it will be time to make lots of plans for the garden.

    Happy holidays to you, James and Polly,

    Clara Berger

    1. it is about 8 years old and grew quite quickly,. I am impressed that you did one from seed. I am asking Polly to do one from seed for the head gardener of Worcester College Oxford who is a friend of mine,

      I have black and yellow honkas too, and I love the white and pink, Happy Christmas love Gina

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