Tuesday Treats

Last week’s Tuesday Treats answers are here:

https://thepleasuregardener.blog/2020/09/08/tuesday-treats-23/

How did you do?

Hopefully, this is the last week of my long hiatus from teaching. My course starts again next week, online for the Autumn Term, provided I can get onto the last part of the training. There is some performance anxiety here…

The course is enrolling now (anyone and everyone welcome, despite the performance anxiety!), and the first week’s course materials are available to students. That gives me a bit of a teaser. The images up there for the first week’s Nature Table are the ones I would expect to use for here. Today. Hmmm.

Also, I need to consult with the students who have run a mile from the idea of an online course (the way I feel right now, I can’t blame them!) on what to do about Tuesday Treats – the course runs on a Tuesday.

So, for this week, I’m flipping things round again. This is just to keep you on your toes, you realise…

Today, we’ll have a look at a finished project we’ve seen taking shape. I present to you – The Shed! Well done to those gardeners. It looks good enough to host a cocktail party (even socially distanced!)

Isn’t that great!

:~)))

Tuesday Treats

It’s Tuesday again, and I am overflowing with images! Enough for next week, too, I think, or almost. Let’s see how many I use here.

Last week’s Tuesday Treats on Friday have been edited to show the identities of our mysteries, and you can see it here:

https://thepleasuregardener.blog/2020/09/04/please-can-it-be-tuesday-again/

So, today’s Nature Table… See what you make of these:

1 Edited to add:

Japanese anemone, Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ AGM. One of the best, discovered in Verdun, France in 1858. Grows to 1.5 metres.

2 Edited to add:

Another Japanese anemone, Anemone x hybrida ‘Pretty Lady Susan’. This is part of the ‘Pretty Lady’ series, from Blooms of Bressingham via Mr. Yoshihiro Kanazawa of Japan.

3 Edited to add:

And yes, another Japanese anemone, Anemone x hybrida, an old planting, name lost in the mists of time.

4 Edited to add:

Arum italicum ssp italicum ‘Marmoratum’ AGM, late summer spike of orange-red berries. ‘Marmoratum’ means ‘marbled’, referring to the white-veined leaves.

5 Edited to add:

Lathyrus latifolius ‘Rosa Perle’ AGM. Commonly known as ‘Pink Pearl’. The only thing these lovely perennial sweet peas lack is a scent. So, grow a few scented ones through them. And yes, the flower on the right is a passionflower, Passiflora caerulea.

6 Both flowers and foliage, please.

Edited to add:

A lovely clump of Cyclamen hederifolium AGM, growing next to a Heuchera.

7 This shrub is flowering for the second time.

Edited to add:

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ AGM. Well, that was a mouthful. The gardener tells me this is a second flowering – I think that’s unusual, unless you know different?

8 Edited to add:

The beautiful blue Salvia patens AGM. The image was sent as ‘Blue Ensign’, but I can’t find any reference to that cultivar. However, many names such as ‘Oxford Blue’ swirl around the species itself.

Good luck! Get as far as you can with the name, even if it’s only the genus. Further is good, though. Answers next week.

Edited to add: So, how did you get on? Treat yourself to some virtual chocolates! Well done!

Foliage

 

I’ve got some images for you that were originally slated for last Friday, but got bumped because of the Tuesday Treats debacle.  So, let’s have a look at them now.

We’ve already seen a couple of the images that this gardener sent – the Choisya and the Fatsia, and these are also of the foliage plantings that add so much to her garden at all seasons.  See what you think.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed that little stroll down the foliage path!

Please can it be Tuesday again?

When I posted on Tuesday, I understood what I was doing. When I come to post today, WordPress have changed EVERYTHING, and I really mean EVERYTHING, and I have no clue. There’s just this blank page with no apparent controls. How do I add images? No clue.

So, there’s my whinge.

Let’s see how much of a mess I can make of this.

Hopefully, here are some plants on the Nature Table. See how many you can identify.

1 Edited to add

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Goldilocks’ – short lived half-hardy perennials that are grown as annuals in the UK. Sometimes called Gloriosa Daisies. Grown from seed sown this spring. ‘Goldilocks’ has a Fleuroselect Gold Medal.

2 Edited to add

Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Herbstsonne’ AGM. The cultivar name means ‘Autumn Sun’. This is a robust clump-forming perennial, with a long flowering period.

Here’s a closer look

3 Edited to add:

Don’t try eating this. It’s poisonous.

Aconitum napellus flowers for ages, with these gorgeous royal blue flowers. Just put it at the back of the border, and not in the salad.

4 Edited to add:

Clematis ‘Arabella’ AGM. This is a non-climbing scrambling clematis. We saw it early in the season when it started flowering, and it’s still going strong.

5 Edited to add:

Sorghum nigrum, Black Millet. An annual grass that is grown round the world as a food crop. It also deserves its place in a mixed border, and I’ll see whether we can save seed.

6 Here’s something different. I’ll tell you that the plant is a fuchsia. It’s the caterpillar I’m interested in.

Edited to add:

Yes, these are the caterpillars of the Elephant Hawk Moth, and apparently they like fuchsias. The adult is spectacular. Look it up.

Here’s another one

I’m going to quit there while I’m nearly ahead.

Next week, Tuesday Treats will be back on Tuesday as normal, and with some of the lovely images that have come in following my plea!

Good luck with these!

Edited to add: So, how did you get on? Treat yourself to a lovely chocolate biscuit.

Tuesday Treats

It’s Tuesday Treats time again, and I have a small problem.  Before I get into that, last week’s Tuesday Treats has been edited to show the identities of the plants.  It’s here:

https://thepleasuregardener.blog/2020/08/25/tuesday-treats-21/

So, the problem for today…  I’m certain that I had more images picked out for today, but I can’t find them.  No, they aren’t accidentally deleted – I checked.  I do seem to have a large cluster of unread emails from a few weeks back, and I wonder whether they’re in among those, but it’s midnight, and too late to sensibly go hunting in my bulging in-box.

So, just for this week, we’re going to have a look at someone’s garden today, and we’ll have the Nature Table on Friday.  Provided I can find some plants to put on it…

All the following came from one of our gardeners, and are images of her lovely garden in August.

Glynis's Garden August 2 A

 

Glynis's Garden August 3 A

 

Glynis's Garden August 4 A

 

Glynis's Garden August 5 A

 

Glynis's garden August A

Super!

Thanks for sharing.