Early Autumn at Oakgates Nursery and Garden

Oakgates is one of our favourite nurseries and we visit frequently, at least once a fortnight. We love the coffee shop and its cakes, the quality of their plants and also the garden which we are free to wander around. It is a garden that has high points all year round.

Around the entrance to the plant sales areas there are so many salvias flowering away happily and we see even more sitting on the outside benches enjoying coffee and cakes and in the borders of the display gardens. Here are just some of them.

There were many more flowering plants looking good on our wanderings. The first plant featured below was a mystery to us both as we could never remember seeing it before and sadly there was no label to be found. A mystery!

The flowering perennials that we expect to be able to appreciate at this time of year are the asters, (whatever the botanists want to call them they are still asters to us and we believe most gardeners too!).

As well as herbaceous perennials flowering well several trees and shrubs are giving us colour to admire either through flowers or berries.

And of course we mustn’t forget the power of foliage texture, pattern, structure and colour in autumn too.

I shall finish this post ref our early autumn visit to the gardens at Oakgate Nurseries, with some general shots of the garden to help indicate its special qualities.

We will be back again soon and perhaps take some photos of the gardens in early winter to see haw things are progressing.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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