Getting back from a few days in Scotland, I was very concious of the fact that my garden here was starting to shut down whereas the only garden we saw up there was in full colourful bloom, I’ll be showing it in a later post. I thought that I wouldn’t find much in flower here, but while walking round I was amazed at how many flowers there actually were. I’ll start in the front and then go round the garden in the usual way.
This plant is fantastic for butterflies and bees.
This is a wild Aster that has just turned up in the garden, I keep pulling most of it out, it is all the way along the front border, but the bees love it, so some is allowed to stay.
This has been flowering since May, not many flowers now, but it is still producing quite a few as long as I remember to dead head it.
This is another plant that doesn’t know how to behave! It creeps throughout the border, most are dug up, but enough remain to flower at this time of year.
Roses are having their final fling of the summer.
Buff Beauty is covered with buds so we will quite a few more flowers to enjoy.
Ready and waiting for bees and butterflies, but the weather has gone quite a lot cooler, so there aren’t many insects around at the moment.
Another plant that has been flowering its socks off all year, with dead heading to help it form new buds.
One of the first Asters to flower here and it continues for quite some time.
Crocosmia Solfaterre is coming to an end now, but this clump has certainly earned it’s space this year, providing me with plenty of flowers.
This grass has looked lovely all summer but is getting battered now by the wind.
The woodland floor is now carpeted with these lovely tiny cyclamen.
I leave the ants to spread the seed and they are doing a good job!
All these are courtesy of the ants. Eventually I hope to have as many cyclamen as I do snowdrops, maybe I ought to give the ants a helping hand!
The honesty seedheads brighten up the corner of the woodland, no, the photo isn’t the wrong way up, the stems have blown over!
The Hydrangeas are still putting out new flowers, the older ones are fading to such a lovely duck egg blue.
All the hardy fuchsias are doing really well, I will let Delta Sarah represent them all.
This ends my wander through the garden, there were far more flowers than I originally thought, hopefully they will last a little longer. Change is definitely on the way, temperatures have dropped and the sun is lower in the sky, autumn isn’t far away.
Thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting this monthly meme where we can have a look at everyone else’s lovely flowers, please pay her a visit to see flowers from around the world.