Ten blooms for Saturday in August.

Looking round the garden this morning, there are still plenty of flowers everywhere, but nothing that says Wow! I have been making plans for a late summer border for a long time, but so far nothing has been done about it, I think the time has come so that I have something special to look at at this time of year. In the meantime I’ll show you what is flowering at the moment.

I’ve been told that Eupatorium purpureum atropurpureum has changed it’s name, but I’ve forgotten it already! This is much smaller than it normally is, usually over 6ft tall, but only about 5 ft this year, probably due to our drought earlier.

Begonias by the front door in permanent shade seem very happy.

I like Evening Primrose seeding around the garden, later the goldfinches love the seedheads.

Rosa Iceberg is the best it has ever been, I don’t know why.

Hydrangeas are making a lovely show still and still making new flowers.

Cyclamen hederifolium are popping up everywhere in the woodland and other shady borders. I now realise how busy all my little ants are spreading the seed.

This one has its all silver leaves already, they go so well together.

Pelagoniums in the gravel area at the back have done well all summer.

Tender fuchsias by the shady arbour have also done well and hopefully I can keep them going over the winter with my cuttings.

Hardy fuchsias are still full of flowers, they really are one of the stars of the summer.

Perovskia is one of the plants that I can move to my late summer border when it is eventually done.

Erigeron karvinskianus is spreading all over the patio by the back door, some seedlings have to be removed otherwise I would be tripping over, but most are allowed to stay.

I think I might have to reduce the size of this clump, soon I won’t have room for the chairs by the table!

I must show you the wonderful sunrise that greeted me when I drew the curtains back at 6 am this morning, it was so beautiful!

It was worth getting up early!

Now that I have told you about my plans for a late summer border, I will have to get on with it over the autumn and winter, hopefully it won’t be too much hard work. Once it is up and running though, I should be spoilt for choice in choosing my 10 blooms for this time of year, maybe I will get them all from the one border instead of having to go looking for them!

Thanks go to Chloris at The Blooming Garden for hosting this meme, do pay her a visit to see what is flowering in her lovely garden and in lots of others.


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6 Responses to Ten blooms for Saturday in August.

  1. Susie says:

    I like the happy way your erigeron has established itself. Beautiful sunrise.

    • Pauline says:

      The original plant of Erigeron Susie, was planted in the rockery behind the paving, but the plant died in its first winter. Fortunately it had cast its seed down onto the paving and found life between the cracks more to its liking! I spent last autumn pushing seedheads into cracks in paving, gravel and steps where I would like it to grow, just one tiny plant has emerged where I put the seed, I think nature knows best!

  2. debsgarden says:

    I love your fuchsias. It is always exciting to start a new project, and I think a late summer border will be wonderful. That sunrise was incredible; thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    • Pauline says:

      I’ve been thinking about a late summer border for some time now Deb, so must get on with it and start sowing seed as I would like drifts of plants and that will be a much cheaper option. It will be a lot of hard work but worth it in the end I hope! Since the sunrise I have woken to fog each morning!

  3. snowbird says:

    Oh, you have many plants that say WOW to me! Just lovely, all of them. As for that sunset, another WOW! stunning.xxx

    • Pauline says:

      But I have to go searching for them Dina, it would be so much easier if they were all together in one bed! No more lovely sunrises unfortunately, just fog and rain since then!

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