Both Liz’s Stewartia and the fig tree show little of interest this month so it’s another combined post.
Liz’s Stewartia is now past it’s glory days of summer with just a few leaves still hanging on. Interest now centres on trees behind it with the fringe tree’s (chionanthus virginicus) green leaves and a kousa dogwood with dark red ones.
Growing all around the foot of the Stewartia is creeping Charlie (glechoma hederacea), and at the front are some self-seeded feverfew, geranium Biokova and a few chrysanthemum Sheffield.
Thanks to Mike for letting me guest post this year, it’s been fun. Thanks also to Pat who has taken over hosting Tree Following from Lucy (details and links below).
The fig tree shed all it’s leaves shortly after I took last month’s pictures, along with the unripe fruit. The leaves in this picture are on the grapevine that I mentioned last month.
What is noticeable is how grey the bark is and that there’s new green growth at the tips of the branches.
Lastly many thanks to Lucy for hosting Tree Following up to now.