Like in many gardens around the country right now, some of the plants at Chartwell seem to be a little confused at the moment! This is most likely all due to the very warm spell we had back in the Spring, the relatively poor Summer and then the unfeasibly warm Autumn we have been experiencing since September. There are plants in flower that shouldn’t really be out yet and there are plants still flowering that we would normally have expected to have gone over already. The roses at Chartwell are putting on an extended display this year while the Hellebores have been flowering since as early as August! Here are just some of the other examples of our crazy, mixed up plants:
These are just a few examples of the plants that are doing unexpected things in the garden this year. While we don’t yet know what effect this will have on them through Winter and into next Spring, it does mean that now is a great time to come to Chartwell and see them in all their unusual glory!
There are also a great number of interesting fungi examples throughout the gardens right now. This is once more unusually late due the mild Autumn we are currently enjoying. Some of the best can be seen below. We’ve had a go at identifying them but if anyone out there thinks they could do a better job then please get in touch with us!