September Bloomers

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:

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18 Responses to September Bloomers

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Looking nice Cathy. I didn’t understand there some are annual scabious.

    • Cathy says:

      Indeed there are and here they have flowered for such a long time – some overwintered from last year too. They have such long stems as well and easily last a week in a vase

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for posting 😊

    • Cathy says:

      I am really pleased that it seems to be such a colourful autumn here, even without rudbeckias and echinacea and croscosmia, which I seem to strugge to grow

  3. Heyjude says:

    Still so much colour in your garden. Love the clematis.

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, it’s hard to believe it will be Octoer next week. Several of the clematis have suddenly had a late spurt, which I have not had before, but the Little Bas has flowered non-stop for months

      • Heyjude says:

        Excellent value. My ‘Princess Kate’ has just given me one last bloom.

        • Cathy says:

          It has certainly been a good year for clematis here, Jude, although I did try to make a point of watering during much of the drier weather, with a bit of feeding too, although sadly that tailed off as the season progressed!

  4. Pádraig says:

    Happy end of September, Cathy. Is the Busy Lizzie a recent photo? It’s looking perfect!

  5. tonytomeo says:

    Wow, clematis. If I can get them to bloom at all, they only do so briefly in spring.

  6. Anna says:

    Your dahlias are looking good Cathy Are they planted very close together? If so they must enjoy the company of fellows. I sowed some scabious ‘Burgundy Beau in the first week of the month but have not had good germination. A second batch has been sown – same seed but a different compost this time round. I do like that ‘Little Bas’ clematis.

    • Cathy says:

      They are about 18″ apart Anna, so there is a bit f self-supporting going on, but I could still have done with adding stakes as well as the initial supports I put in. I don’t think I will sown any hardy annuals yet – just haven’t got round it and time moves on apace! The Little Bas was not what I ordered, but a nursery mix up, although one I am quite happy to accept. It is VERY vigorous though, albeit in a delicate way…

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