I took these photographs yesterday morning as I am meant to be a work today but needless to say the  cold that had been dogging my heels for the last week decided to start snapping and I have given in and retreated to my  bed.   Yesterday morning was one of those damp, chilly, misty Autumnal mornings.  The sun was trying to break through the mist  and was dancing off the petals of this Rudbeckia.  I don’t know which one this is, it self-seeded in my garden last year but it is very welcome with its elegant petals and cool dark centre.

The  Daisy Border (aka the slope) is the star of the show at the moment.  The grasses are filling out and the various ‘daisy’ type flowers are looking good although I need to do some thinning and add more variety.  This Verbena bonariensis is planted amongst the Calamagrostis overdam and is working well.  I have some seedlings to plant out  next year  to increase the effect.

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ is one of the plant dominating the border.  Close up it looks so sweet, dainty but en masse in two clumps I think it is too much.  I need some more purples in the border.

One of my Picton Asters – it might be Sara but I’m not sure.  The sun was really trying to come through when I took this plus there is currently another border in front of the slope so I have to step over the plants to take the photos.

I have lots of these Japanese Anemones and I need to move some so I am thinking of add them to the daisy border.  Now I know they aren’t daisy flowers but it is only a loose name and I think with their long stems they will work well in the shady end of the border maybe instead of one of the clumps of helianthus.

There are some other blooms in the garden but it is all a little faded so I won’t bore you with those.  For other gardeners’ Garden Blogger Bloom Day posts visit Carol’s blog.  I like the ones at this time of the year on the other side of the world to me where they are just starting spring.

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