October has been wet. There has been a lot of rain, with some sun and some frost, but it has mainly felt wet. The garden is soggy and so it is hard to do very much, yet I have probably achieved more this month than I have in a while. Go figure.....beloved ginkgo is also reaching its autumn peak. This beautiful tree, my companion for over twenty years that has suffered much, is now growing well and is the tallest it has been for many a year. It is doing so well I am starting to consider whether I should replant it out into the garden again. I hestitate with this as I would hate to set it back again, but freeing it from its container back into the ground is something I would like to do. I will make a decision at some point when the time is right.The Heptacodium miconiodes has reached its pink bracts stage, once the white scented flowers are over these lovely pink moments are left. I am so fond of this shrub. It does get a little large, but thankfully responds well to tough pruning.
I wrote about it previously and was amazed to see it was ten years ago (time flies). Ten years on I am so glad I did not remove it, it definitely deserves its place in the garden now.