After several rather disappointing damp summers, and a long cold winter, we have at last enjoyed a fine summer here, with surprising heat still in the sun now as the season begins to wane. Advertisements
As September draws to a close, the long border is still holding stubbornly on to summer, unperturbed by the recent heavy downpours.
Aster x frikartii Mönch, planted earlier this year, has opened its first flowers.
We have a mysterious presence in one of our borders: a delightful one, but rather puzzling nonetheless.
A friend’s wedding took us over the Severn and into England for the weekend, and afterwards presented an unmissable chance to visit the amazing gardens at RHS Wisley. And who forgot her camera? Quite. But this age of technology means that I still had the camera on my phone to hand, so I must apologise …
The magenta buddleia has been vibrant with colour for the past few weeks.
I have been watching the first flower develop on one of the mixed Aster ‘Big Boy’ plants borne from a packet of seed that I bought on a whim (was it last year?), sowed this spring and finally squeezed into a corner in the vegetable patch a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure that any …