A walk in the gardens October 2006
There was mixed weather again this month. The day I went for my
walk was lovely and sunny and fairly warm, but towards the end of
the month we had more gales that brought down a lot of the leaves
from the trees.
There are many different species of Sorbus in the garden and they
are now displaying autumn colour both in their leaves and in the
different colours of their berries. Fairly close to each other I
found Sorbus hupehensis with pinkish-white fruits
and Sorbus sargentinia with scarlet fruits.
Along the back road colour was supplied by Euonymus hamiltonianus
with its leaves turning colour and its pink four-lobed fruits. Close
to it was a Eucryphia moorei. Its white flowers were covered with
bees and red admiral butterflies!
Right at the very end of the back road some Rhododendrons were flowering.
One, which I was unable to identify, had waxy yellow flowers and
the other was Rhododendron Trewithan Orange.
In the walled garden the Schizostylus, both pink and red, continue
to bloom and they are joined this month by Colchicum Waterlily and
This Month a new head gardener arrived at Achamore Gardens . We
welcome Micky Little and his family to Gigha and wish them every