GBBD – Sept 2009
Its interesting that although there appears to be alot of colour in the garden at the moment it is coming from fewer plants than in previous months. One of my favourites at this time of year is the Japanese Anemone. They really sparkling in the twilight and are quite a nice foil to other flowers such as Lobelia Tupa.
Another favourite is this Cimicifuga racemosa ‘Atropurpurea’ which has a wonderful scent.
Alot of colour is coming from these Rudbeckia Marmalade. They are annual Rudbeckias. Whist they are very attractive I dont like them as much as the Rudbeckia Cappacino I grew last year.
I’m pleased with this dainty Kniphofia called Toffee Nosed. Hopefully now it has settled into its new home it will start to bulk up and I will get more than one flower.
I was late in sowing my calendula this year and then slow in planting them out so they are only just now getting going which is a shame as they will have a short flowering season. I liked this flower as it looked rather shy!
The Sedums are proving to be very popular with the insects at the moment, although they didnt stay still long enough to feature in the photo above. I think the Sedums are such good doers that we dont really notice how much colour they are contributing in their own subtle way..
The real star of the show at the moment is my Dahlia Chat Noir which has been flowering for at least a month and is still full of buds.
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