- one of the increasing number of clumps of Cyclamen hederifolium
- sunflower in the hot border
- a second flush of Astrantia ‘Buckland’
- Lonicera belgica, a late flowering honeysuckle on the screen separating the woodland edge from the hot border
- a pleasing combination of Rudbeckia fulgida and Geum ‘Mrs Bradshaw
- Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, loving its new position
- another sunflower (I really must keep seeds from these)
- long flowering Clematis ‘John Howells’
- Dahlia ‘Procyon’, as yet untouched by earwigs!
I addition to these there are splashes of colour from the new asters which I have featured recently, and second flushes on most of the roses. Although I have bought pansies, violas and primulas from my local garden centre’s recent half price promotion I don’t feel that the plants they will replace are ready to be ousted from their pots – the petunias in the baskets at the front of the hose perked up a little after recent rain, but only one of the three shades are still in flower and there is as much foliage as flower now, so these will be the first to go. The ‘ice cream’ planters however are still going strong, particularly the ‘New Guinea’ impatiens which have been smothered in flowers from the start, about 5 months ago.
I know from writing this blog throughout the autumn and winter last year that there will always be something in flower, and even now in mid October there were other blooms I haven’t shown. To check out what’s flowering in other people’s gardens have a look at Carol’s blog May Dreams Gardens today and on the 15th of every month, as she kindly hosts links to other sites on this Garden Bloggers Blooms Day.