We are definitely at the end of the flowering season in my garden. It’s all looking a bit tatty and floppy. There has not been a frost yet, but plenty of rain has fallen, so today there are photos speckled full of those dewy drops.
The flowering season seems also to be a bit topsy turvey. I have a Michaelmas daisy, which is still in tight bud. My Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens (Common name honeywort) have self-seeded from last year as I had hoped. However they germinated so late that they are only just coming into their own.
My roses are putting on a final show. It’s certainly been a good year for them.
The Rudbeckia is one of my favourite late flowerers. All their yellow petals have now disappeared, but the dark cones provide a beautiful structures and I shall leave them standing in the garden for as long as possible.
On my walk around the garden these raindrops on day lilies caught my eye.
The pyracantha berries have now ripened from last month and are ready waiitng to provide a tasty meal.
The seedheads of the agapanthus are looking rather stately, again I will let them stay in the garden throughout the winter.
When I look back at my blog this time last year I featured Lavatera as a family friendly shrub, which was very long flowering and still blooming in November. Not this year though, by September my lovely shrub was well past its best. What a difference a year makes.
Posting regularly about the garden is such a great opportunity to record and share how it is growing and comparing progress over time. I am so enjoying my garden diary.
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