Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Sept 2018
The Tithonia are the stars of the Big Border at the moment. I am really pleased with them having grown them from seed. They were planting out just before the heat wave and then just sat there until the heatwave broke. They have quickly put on growth and are now flowering their socks off. I may just grow them again next year.
I’m also really pleased with the Knipofia ‘Popsicle’ which were added this year. They are now on their second batch of flowers which is a real bonus and not a feature of my other Knipofia.
I am also incredibly thrilled with this Nerine. I don’t know its name but the colour is so vibrant and fabulous.
The Japanese Anemones are as reliable as ever and provide a nice elegant backdrop to the rest of the plants.
But it’s not all fabulous, the Kirengeshoma palmata have suffered this year. The leaves have crispy edges and the flowers have been very slow in opening and appear washed out compared to previous year.
I do like this aster but for the life of me I can’t remember its name or even buying it. If anyone can identify it I would be grateful.
Coming back to the orange theme the Grevillea victoriae has just started to flower which is good news as it shows the shrub is doing well. It has started to really shot now and the flowers are finally higher up the plant than previously when they seemed to be hugging the ground.
Thalictrum delavayi was a surprise to find at the back of the woodland border, it seems very late to me but I’m not complaining.
And to end I thought I would include a few more bulbs as I do love bulbs. So here are two Tulbaghia; the one above is Tulbaghia violacea ‘Alba’ and the one below is an unknown Tulbaghia bought from a plant sale a while ago.
I hope you enjoyed my floral highlights for September. If you are Glen over at Drillgardens.com I hope you don’t decide to steal this post like you did last months – we shall see.
thanks as ever to Carol at May Dreams for hosting this lovely meme.