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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 15th December, 2018)

Late Autumn blossom

Late Autumn blossom

Photo: Anne  (Leica C Lux 3)
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Comment by: Mick on 15th December 2018 at 06:42

Your trees look very straight and close together

Comment by: Barrie on 15th December 2018 at 09:15

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.

Comment by: PeterP on 15th December 2018 at 09:45

Barrie they are called false caster oil plants . Like you we have two in the front garden one full of bloom

Comment by: Anne on 15th December 2018 at 10:06

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.

Comment by: Philip G. on 15th December 2018 at 10:36

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.

Comment by: Pat McCarthy on 15th December 2018 at 12:22

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!

Comment by: Veronica on 15th December 2018 at 12:33

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...

Comment by: Maureen on 15th December 2018 at 13:13

What I couldn't do with a garden that big..Id never be out of the Garden Centre...thanks Anne.

Comment by: Barrie on 15th December 2018 at 17:52

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.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th December 2018 at 19:03

Refreshing photo, Anne.

Well done.

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