The flowers keep coming, but I think with our colder weather coming from Russia at the moment, they will now slow down. There is no doubt that it is autumn, the sun is lower in the sky, night time temperatures have dropped even though daytime temperatures are holding up. Today I brought all my plants in that have to come in to survive, we still haven’t had frost yet, but it can’t be long before we do.
This Hydrangea under the kitchen window is still putting out new blooms, a few were cut for part of the decoration for church last week.
New flowers are opening up on both the Mahonias that are here. One was cut right back in the spring, so that one just has a couple of token flowers, I think this one will need pruning next year as it is getting rather large.
A large bush of Hypericum Hidcote seems to have flowers for such a long time, another shrub that is in need of a hair cut!
Re-blooming is this lovely Malva which seeds very gently round the garden, wherever it pops up, it seems just right.
The poor Pampas grass by the field is getting squashed in it’s corner, I must get rid of a few plants either side of it as it can’t be seen properly and the number of plumes is diminishing.
This Verbena just goes on and on flowering, once it starts, it doesn’t want to stop.
Yes, I know I have just done a post about them, but new buds appear overnight and they look as fresh now as they did a few weeks ago when they first started flowering.
Flowering in the woodland at the moment is Liriope muscari. At long last it has started spreading, I must have planted it at least 15 yrs ago, hoping it would form ground cover, but until now it has just sat there, not increasing at all. Colchicums would look nice growing through this I think.
Honesty seedheads in the woodland stand out from everything around them.
Lovely big, blowsy Delta Sarah, this bush is hardy and grows so well, I have taken cuttings of it so that I can have a few more in the garden.
The Rudbeckia has been flowering for such a long time now adding splashes of sunshine to the garden, I can’t help smiling when I look at them. The tiny splash of white in the top left corner is Lysimachia ephemerum, I’m not sure which is invading which, but I will be moving some of the rudbeckia for elsewhere in the garden, by next spring.
More Rose buds are still being produced and are opening, for how much longer I wonder?
Geum Totally Tangerine was cut right back at the end of summer, but now it is putting up lots of buds. a few are flowering, making a nice splash of colour.
Popping up through foliage of Pulmonaria, are a few geranium flowers which look nice borrowing the foliage of its neighbour.
The small Myrtle tree in the bed at the centre of the garden is covered with lovely tiny white flowers. This is the third month that this little tree has been flowering.
This Viburnum will flower on and off all through the winter, depending on the weather. If the temperature falls below Zero C then the flowers will go brown and shrivel, but as soon as the temperatures rise just a little, more buds will open.
Just the plain ordinary Sedum, but the butterfly doesn’t mind.
The Japanese anemones are almost over now, just a few flowers left peeping through the foliage of Acer Osakazuki, it will be another month before this tree gets its autumn finery.
In the Bee and Butterfly border, a wild seedling of an Aster is a bee magnet and here it is contrasting with the lovely colour of the leaves of Cornus Westonbirt. More photos of that when it is Foliage Day next week.
This rose is over the archway into the woodland. It has been flowering all summer, having started in June, amazing considering it is in shade all day.
This little Aster is pale pink, even though the camera has made it look white. This will be moved to the border by the field to join others to make a late summer border.
I will finish with this photo of a beautiful dark red rose, darker than she looks here and with the most divine perfume!
This is my contribution for Octobers Bloom Day which is kindly hosted each month by Carol at May Dreams Garden, do please pay her a visit to see other flowers that are blooming at the moment.