Colder weather has been coming from the East and shorter days are making it feel really autumnal. Now it’s all change, with the wind from the SW bringing much needed rain. Flowers are now in shorter supply than previously, the ones that are flowering are therefore to be treasured. Come with me while I wander round the garden searching for flowers to photograph for this month.
Starting in the front garden, there are seedling Asters that the bees love, contrasting with the changing leaves of Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt.
A lovely single dahlia which has only recently been purchased at a garden visit, it will be coming into the greenhouse soon to overwinter, so it seemed a bit pointless to plant it for such a short time.
One of the few Asters that I now have.
Rosa Bonica showing buds, fully open flowers and rose hips
English roses are still opening up new flowers, this one is Rosa Gertrude Jekyll.
Rosa Abraham Derby.
Another Aster in the side border by the field.
Flower plumes on Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus in the border round the dead oak.
Rosa The Dark Lady still flowering at the top of the border by the field.
Verbena bonariensis with Rosa Iceberg.
Geranium Rozanne still flowering, it has flowered all summer in the sunset border.
Geum Totally Tangerine has also flowered on and off all summer.
A little rose that was moved from the gravel area during the makeover. I potted it up and it doesn’t seem to have suffered with moving it thank goodness.
Fuchsia Delta Sarah still flowering madly, as it has all summer.
Erigeron karvinskianus loves living at the base of the house wall.
Colchicums just starting to flower. The main group are now over, I found these hiding under a pile of weeds!
But the star of the garden at the moment is undoubtedly my Variegated Yucca!
The conservatory is looking a bit pink at the moment with pelargnium and nerine flowers. The birdcage is waiting for some plants to live in there.
This begonia, also in the conservatory, has been flowering since March!
So yes, it might be half way through October, but there are still flowers to be found if you go for a wander.
Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting this meme each month, do please pay her a visit to see other flowers around the world.