Looking out of the windows onto the garden, there didn’t seem to be many flowers to be seen. It wasn’t until I started wandering round the garden that I found flowers, one here, one there, some hiding in the decaying foliage of other plants and some just waiting to be photographed. I started by the front entrance, so do come for a walk with me.
Looking lovely at this time of year is Mahonia Charity
Brightening up the front border is an Evening Primrose, these flowers shine out among all the purples and mauves in this border. Later in the year, if I leave the seedheads, we will have plenty of Goldfinches visiting. I must sow a few of the seeds though as I would like to make more plants.
Geranium Ann Folkard weaves her way through the border and I have to stop her becoming a thug. I pull half of it out at the beginning of the year, but by this time of year, it is right through the border once more.
Verbena bonariensis seeds gently along the border.
The pink hydrangea by the front door is still putting out new flowers.
Seedling Aster making itself at home.
Rosa Ballerina, in the rose garden, looking very summery with its new flowers
Rosa Bonica also putting out new flowers, not many more to come though.
By the dead oak, Hydrangea Ayesha has some nice new flowers.
Ivy climbing up the dead oak has flowers and is also forming berries which the birds will enjoy after they have eaten all the red berries elsewhere. This is also where the Holly blue butterfly will lay her eggs, the caterpillars eat holly and ivy.
Moving round to the border by the field, Rosa Graham Thomas is still looking good.
The wildflower (weed) in the front is Hawkbit, favoured by the wildlife, it contrasts nicely with the dwarf Aster behind.
Sedum doing its bit for the butterflies still in the garden.
Rosa Evelyn, still with its beautiful perfume.
Viburnum Bodnantense Dawn has started to flower, this will continue all winter as long as the temperatures stay above freezing.
In the top corner at the end of the field border, the Pampas grass has benefitted from having neighbours drastically cut back, it likes having more room to spread.
Back in the border round the dead oak, Viburnum plicatum Maresii is having a second flowering showing off the flowers with leaves having now turned purple.
Clematis durandii clambers up a climbing rose
Moving round to the back garden, Rosa Iceberg continues to flower.
Rosa Charlotte never seems to stop flowering.
Little Claytonia forms nice groundcover, with flowers to be seen, on and off, all year.
Geranium Rozanne has flowered non stop since May, its time she had a rest.
This Hydrangea is taking its time deciding if it is going to be blue.
This one is definitely blue.
Cyclamen hederifolium in the woodland are nearly coming to an end of flowering.
When clearing the leaves away, I have noticed so many new cyclamen plants, thanks to the ants spreading the seed, soon I will have as many as the snowdrops!
Honesty seedcases brighten up a dark corner of the woodland.
Nerine bowdenii bring a shot of pink into the gravel garden at the back.
Campanula porscharskyana seems to flower all year, we never seem to be without it.
By the house, Fuchsia Delta Sarah has grown and flowered as never before, I think it must have been all the rain we had this summer!
Erigeron karvinskianus is another plant that never wants to stop flowering, the only way to stop it is to cut it back so that it can have a rest! It is making itself at home between the paving slabs by the back door.
Plans are afoot to make a late summer / autumn border, so that I can have part of the garden looking good at this time of year, instead of having to go searching for the flowers. I have areas for Winter, Spring and Summer so it is only right that autumn has its own space. Hopefully this will get done over the winter, weather and health permitting!
Thanks go to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting this GBBD meme once more, please pay her a visit to see flowers from around the world.