Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 15th December, 2018)
Late Autumn blossom
Your trees look very straight and close together
Can someone name this shrub, as we have one that is over 6 foot tall in the back garden (on the Wirral) against a wall, and is full bloom. My wife bought it in a tub many many years ago and about 10 years ago I transplanted into the garden. It looks splendid on a dull winters day.We also have a smaller one growing in the front garden(part of the main plant) which is now about 2 foot with smaller flowers showing.
Barrie they are called false caster oil plants . Like you we have two in the front garden one full of bloom
Barrie...they are called Fatsia Japonica. As you say, sprouts off the big one are easily rooted. This is taken from the big one in the background. A number of friends have taken cuttings as well. Exotic looking but quite tough.
Oh boy! This garden wouldn't half do for me . . . Nice even lawn, nest box on each bolt-upright tree, further interest within the distant canopy . . . .
Wake-up! lad, Wake-up.
A nice Photo, though, Anne.
We too have this shrub in a tub outside the house. It’s over 10 years old and we’ve never seen it flower. Perhaps I haven’t got your green fingers Anne!
I might try talking to it. My husband doesn’t usually listen to my nattering, so maybe I’ll have more response from the Japonica!
It's always nice to have something blooming so late in the year. I have a winter flowering Jasmine and an evergreen shrub with small white flowers - can't remember the name! One or two roses bravely facing the cold - winds - but this weekend's weather will see them off. Love the stone wall surrounding the lawn.....Donty Mon would love it too...
What I couldn't do with a garden that big..Id never be out of the Garden Centre...thanks Anne.
Thanks to all for the name, the wife now remembers it as the caster oil plant, Must say it looks well today in the grotty weather -shines like a group of stars.
Refreshing photo, Anne.