I like September as the heat of the summer is over and aside from many other nice things it’s when some of my favourite flowers bloom.  This year I have grown Chrysanthemums for the first time.  I am probably one of those unusual people who actually likes  Chrysanthemums, not the dumpy ones you buy from DIT stores and garages but the tall elegant stems.  I hope they make a come back like Dahlias have and having grown them this year I was surprised how easy they were.  I can’t tell you what the one above is as the label is buried under the foliage.


Japanese Anemones are always a sign that summer is on the wane and these thrive in my garden.  Strangely though the pink ones I bought a couple of years ago have disappeared so many they aren’t as robust as the white ones.


Kirengeshoma palmata is another elegant plant that just isn’t grown enough.  My specimen grows in a shady border adjacent to the patio so I can see it from the living room even when it gets too wet or chilly for me to garden.


My Asters have had a tough year due to me moving them around for the workshop project.  I have lost all the labels in the process so I have no idea which one this is but I like the delicate flowers.


I am increasingly going off bright yellow in the garden but I do like this Rudbeckia which arrived of its own accord a few years back.  I suspect it seeded from some wild bird seed.  However, it arrived I prefer the flowers of this perennial plant to the annuals that I have grown for years.

2013_09140022logoI am also very chuffed with my Kniphofia, I think it is Toffee Nose, and unlike the Asters the change of location seems to have done it a power of good as it has never had so many blooms on it nor for such a long period of time.  Of course the warm summer may  have helped so we shall see.

There are also lots of Dahlias and Zinnias still flowering.  As well as Pelargoniums which are still hanging on along with a few annuals.  The cyclamen have started to flower now as well which is a sure sign that the season has turned.


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