WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-In-the-Garden

 

It’s Autumn,

and a dry one at that,

DownUnder.

Many of our plants are looking worse for wear

due to the dry start 2019 has brought us.

Our new cone-shaped Hydrangea

which looked like this a few months ago…

 

has changed colours…

and is providing a small splash of colour.

Agapanthus are over and done.

 

 

The Japanese Maples have also succumbed

and are nowhere near as happy as they are in this shot.

This one was blown over, pot and all,

during equinoxial gales a few days ago.

Roots protruding from the pot were broken

and it is really sad.

Just hope we can keep it going in a new pot

once it has shed leaves.

Remember the song lyrics….

See the tree, how big it’s grown 
But friend it hasn’t been too long 
It wasn’t big
I laughed at her and she got mad, 
The first day that she planted it
Was just a twig….”

Those few lines sum up this Japanese Maple.

It was a twig, which MGW nursed all the way

to a four foot potted plant.

Late March 2017, we had received some rain

and had high hopes that the newly installed turf

would send runners out and green up our back yard.

This year parts of our turf are suffering

and the runners have withered in the heat.

The only good thing about it is that

many others are in the same boat.

~~~~~

Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: In-the-Garden

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