There is a definite autumnal feel to the garden now, the days are shorter, the sun lower in the sky and it is certainly a lot colder this week than last. This howerver doesn’t stop all the flowers from flowering, some in fact have just been triggered into flowering mode, just when I thought everything had finished for this year.
I thought my variegated yucca had decided not to flower this year, when all of a sudden, I noticed a few days ago, that it had started putting up a flower spike. I hope it manages to flower before the frost really gets going.
Liriope muscari in the woodland has just started flowering, another plant that leaves it to the last minute.
My new little Mahonia Cabaret which will only grow to 3ft tall and wide has red buds which open to yellow/orange flowers.
I think the flowers are rather lovely.
Lots of Michaelmas Daisies have seeded through the front border, I wouldn’t be without them as the bees love them. The red leaves behind belong to Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt, they are now having their moment of glory before the leaves drop.
Also running through the front border is what I think is Geranium procurrens, but it was bought as G. Ann Folkard. I forgive it it’s invasive quality at this time of year when it looks so pretty, but half of it gets pulled out each year as it spreads so far.
Across the other side of the driveway is a white seedling Aster, shining out from the shade of a nearby bush.
Having my usual wander round the garden I suddenly noticed the sun shing through one of the plumes on my pampas grass, Cortaderia selloania, looking stunning against the dark background.
Stipa gigantea is still looking good in the sunshine. This view looks across the circular lawn, through to the archway in the back garden.
My pot by the front door is still looking good, but for how much longer I wonder. It is fairly sheltered here so maybe it will continue for a while yet.
With sunny days and cold nights, the autumn tints are beginning to show their change of colour. This is Acer Osakasuki which will be fantastic in another week, just in time for another post.
This is my offering for this months Bloom Day, thanks go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this each month, do pay her a visit to see flowers from far and wide.