Looking back at last months offering for GBBD, I can’t help but notice the difference between the garden now and a month ago. Now there are leaves falling everywhere, making the garden look very autumnal, they are mainly horse chestnut leaves, but also oak leaves, which are usually the last to drop around Christmas time.
We first saw Hedychium, quite a few years ago, growing in the wild when we were on holiday in Madeira. They were growing up in the mountains, in a shaded valley and looked absolutely stunning with beautiful yellow flowers. Ever since then I have been meaning to try growing one and when I saw one called “Stephen” I just couldn’t resist, I wonder who might have a son called Stephen? The perfume is wonderful, no wonder it is called the Ginger Lily!
Fuchsia Delta Sarah.
Hardy Fuchsia Delta Sarah is such a large flowered fuchsia for a hardy one. I have taken a few cuttings of this one so as to have it in other areas of the garden.
Hardy Fuchsia Whiteknights Blush.
Perovskia, I must take cuttings of this before I move it. It is spreading too far and outgrowing its space.
Tritonia used to be a member of the Crocosmia family, but is now on its own, I wish it didn’t flop so much!
Campanula poscharskyana is still flowering. I pulled all the flower stalks out a while ago, but it just doesn’t want to give up.
Cyclamen hederifolium just keep getting better each day.More and more flowers are popping up all over the shady part of the garden.
Hydrangers have just about survived the drought which we had last month, although now the flower heads are starting to change colour.
Seedling of Angelica gigas, I must cut the flower heads off as soon as the flowers are over, otherwise I’ll have far too many seedlings growing in the border.
Roses are still doing well, this one is Golden Wedding.
Rosa William Morris always has such beautiful flowers.
Rosa The Dark Lady has flowered on and off all summer and still has more buds to come.
I can’t remember the name of this lovely rose, but I like it’s simplicity
Geranium Rozanne is still strutting her stuff!
Verbena bonariensis is still waiting for the butterflies to arrive.
White buddleja is also waiting for the butterflies that we usually have at this time of year.
Zantedeschia aethiopica has just put up another flower spike, much smaller than earlier ones, it must think it is early summer!
Salvia Amistad, such a beautiful blue.
Eupatorum purpureum atropurpureum, the flowers are a lot smaller this year, because of the lack of rain.
I’ll finish with my Eucomis which is now standing up straight and isn’t banana shaped any more, it certainly has a magnificent flower spike.
A tiny Allium on the alpine scree.
Colchicum have started flowering.
A small Aster in the border by the field.
Sedum just behind the small Aster.
Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus flowering in the border round the dead oak.
Golden Rod by the field.
Physostegia by the dead oak.
There are still flowers to come, not in the same numbers as in previous months obviously, but enough to keep the interest going for a while. We have had thunder and lightning recently and quite a few spells of rain over the last week and the garden is looking a lot better for it.
Thanks must go each month to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this meme for GBBD, please pay her a visit to see other flowers from around the world.
All the colors!
Small blooms to large!
Thank you Lea, late flowers are very special, I think.
Such a beautiful gallery of your garden’s late summer treasures.
BTW Tony Schilling introduced H.Stephen and Tara, named after his children http://www.devonsubtropicalgarden.co.uk/hedychium–rugged-outdoorsy
Lovely story, plants often have them🙂.
Thanks for the link Kate, we also have a son called Stephen, that is why I bought that particular Hedychium!
It’s always a treat to see your amazing flowers. Salvia Amistad is really lovely.
Thank you Susie. Salvia Amistad is such a gorgeous colour, I must take cuttings of it and make more, it is so beautiful!
What a great variety of flowers still going in your garden, Pauline. Excellent photos as well – is this the new camera?
Yes, these photos were taken with the new camera Sue, the old one doesn’t get a look in these days! The flowers are spread out in the garden, I had to go looking for them this month, just one of the reasons why I want to plant up a late season border.
What a lovely range of flowers and colours you have Pauline for this time of year. I can never resist to swivel the individual flower heads round the stem on the ‘Obedient’ flowers! Whatever do you think has happened to the butterflies? My buddleas have been covered with them.
Thanks Denise! I try to resist temptation where the Obedient plant is concerned, but don’t always succeed! We haven’t had a good summer here, I think that is why the butterflies are missing, its good that they are with you and enjoying your buddlias.
I have just fallen in love with Delta Sarah – wow! Must, must MUST have… So very beautiful! Despite your dry summer, I think your garden looks fantastic! The Eucomis is another favorite, and the little Alliums are adorable. Happy Bloom Day, Pauline!
I did too Anna when I first saw Delta Sarah. My cuttings have taken so I can put her round the garden next year and enjoy more of her.
We have had a resurgence of butterflies and bees here Pauline, so perhaps they will head on to you too… 😉 It is so intriguing to see the difference in gardens in different parts of the country, isn’t it? My eucomis is still banana shape and I have had to thread string the flowerhead now to stop it flopping! Good luck with your Amistad cuttings – I have learned the hard way how important it is to take cuttings of salvias and will defintely do so when I replace Amistad next year – wasn’t even a hard winter! I have a healthy looking Primula ‘Apple Blossom’ from the seed you sent me last year which I need to plant out soon and I am confident it will flower next year – Thank you!
We have a few days fine weather heading our way, so maybe the butterflies will come with it Cathy. I have bought a few salvias this year so will take cuttings of them all just to make sure I have plenty to plant out next year, I think Amistad can overwinter in the greenhouse along with some of the others,just to make sure, as it is a nice sized plant at the moment. So glad you have had success with the primula seed, I wonder what colour yours will turn out to be, mine were anything but the same as the parent!
A lovely selection of flowers from your garden in September. I’m glad the roses are doing well – they do look beautiful. I wish my perovskia was doing as well as yours, it just isn’t thriving and I’ve moved it once already. I love coming across cyclamen in quiet corners of the garden at this time of year.
Cyclamen Wendy, are the lovely surprise in the woodland, at the moment. I think I’ll have to do a post just for them in a few days. My Perovskia is in very gritty soil and they are in full sun, they seem very happy, a bit too happy, the way they are spreading!
Your new ginger lily is beautiful! Are you growing it in the ground or in a pot?
Thank you Jessica, it is rather special isn’t it! It is growing in a large pot as I wasn’t sure how hardy it is, it will be spending its first winter at least, under cover in the greenhouse.
I’m glad to hear the rain has found your garden again, I’m sure it has made a huge difference!
So many fall bloomers already. I know it is September, but I guess with the weather being warm here I haven’t noticed as much. I did see some autumn coloring beginning in the mountains though and expect that will work its way down shortly. It can take its time as far as I’m concerned.
Yes Frank, the rain has been so welcome and the garden is looking so much better for it. We have a definite chill in the air now, summer is certainly on its way out I’m afraid, but then that means all the autumn colour will be here soon!
Your Cyclamen are enchanting and your roses are delightful. I would so like to stroll through your garden on a September afternoon.
The cyclamen are even better now Jason, so many more are opening their flowers each day. Yesterday would have been a good day for a stroll, sunny, but not too hot, you would be very welcome!
There is still so much to admire in your garden Pauline. Do take cuttings from the Perovskia as I find it difficult to move; it has a long tap root which if cut usually means the plant dies. Of course if the original plant was grown from a cutting itself it won’t have the tap root and so might move well; do let us know if it moves successfully.
Thanks for your advice Christina, I have been and taken cuttings of my Perovskia, so will hopefully have a back up when I come to move the original plant. It seems to be spreading by underground runners, round the edge of the scree garden, but I will find out when I start digging!