Over the years I have kept some sort of record of blooms at their best every month, originally with Garden Bloggers Blooms Day, and then with Chloris’ Top 10 meme with a period of going-it-alone in between; Chloris is giving her meme a rest, so I am back to the latter…not a problem, apart from remembering to do it! As we are rapidly running out of days in September I have quickly put together a brief collection of some of the late stalwarts in the garden, starting with the dahlia beds above.
There are still clematis flowering, some sporadically and some with greater vigour, like ‘Little Bas’ and ‘Ville de Lyon’:
Likewise the roses, almost all of which have at least a handful of blooms, like ‘Nathalie Nyppels’, ‘Claire Austin’ and Rhapsody in Blue’:
All the regular stalwarts are there: nasturtium, Busy Lizzie, Cyclamen hederifolium, almost all the persicaria (here, the chubby ‘Fat Domino’ and lower growing ‘Inverleith’) the ubiquitous sedum/hylotelephium and the Japanese anemone whose photo was accidentally deleted:
More recent good do-ers are erodium, flowering non-stop for months, annual scabious (this one is ‘Burgundy Beau’), now one of my top annuals, and the surprisingly floriferous Agastache ‘Blue Boa’:
Many of the annuals in the cutting beds are past their best but we can certainly finish the month with a flourish, courtesy of cosmos, zinnias and rudbeckia: