I do enjoy this time of year as much as I enjoy Spring. I enjoy tidying up in the garden, because of the sense of achievement you get, and then there is the bulb planting with promise of Spring.
I realised this afternoon in the garden that I have actually managed to do quite a bit over the past month, although to the outside observer this probably isn’t that obvious. I’ve added three Stipa tenuissima to the corner of the Big Border where all the bulbs live. This is an area I worked on earlier in the year and replanted. There is a lot of gravel in this area to help the bulbs survive the winter but there was a lack of height and substance so I am hoping that the Stipa will bring this and provide a foil for my bulb collection.
You can just see the Tithonia’s in the corner of this picture which have been a triumph this year. I love the vibrancy of the orange which acts as a good contrast to the asters.
Even the bottom corner of Hugh’s border (Hugh is the owl) hasn’t been too bad this year and this one of those bits of the garden which really challenges me as the ground dries out to much here. I am slowly changing the planting to take advantage of this.
The top of the slope is one of the areas of the garden I keep coming back to when I have a spare moment. Earlier in the year we removed the very top path, which was never used and was just a home for weeds. This has given me more space and I have been using it to spread the plants out. Over the last few weeks a couple of large ferns have been relocated and the Bottlebrush shrub has been given more room.
So thats my garden at the end of September. To finish off I thought I would show you the front garden which I rarely feature on the blog, I know not why, but its just coming into its own with late summer perennials
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