Friday, 30 September 2016

Through the garden gate September 2016

Time flies by so fast, I only realised this morning that it was the end of month, and I hadn't taken any recent images of the garden or written my monthly post. Luckily the sun decided to shine today it wouldn't have looked quite the same in the rain!


The star plant this month is Gladiolus Callianthus. I have tried at least three years to get this bulb to flowers so I was delighted to discover the first flowers appearing on it this week. It has a lovely scent too.


Michelmas daisies are also in flower, this variety Helen Picton is one we recently bought from Holbrook Gardens, I love the colour, it is such a deep purple.


The sedum too provides so much colour at this time of year, and the penstemon we bought as a cutting variety unknown for 50p a year ago, has been flowering for months.


I only have a small patch for a cutting garden but it has provided us with a bunch of flowers each week since June. The ammi visnaga I grew from seed (that looks like cow parsley) has been a great success. This variety is so much larger and prettier than ammi majus, the structure of the flower is incredible viewed from upside down too.The cosmos and dahlias provide a contrast in colour and shape of the flower.



The rest of the vegetable garden is looking full, we have a wonderful crop of leeks and the courgettes although showing signs of mildew are still cropping. We have again not been keeping a watchful eye on the crop this week and now have 3 over sized specimens to eat. The achohca seeds I received from Caro have been very productive and have been an attractive addition  growing up bamboo canes in the vegetable garden (see far left.)


 The grapes I showed last month have turned black, with a quieter week hopefully next week, we can make grape juice and may also try making some wine.


The sun was shining through the leaves on the blackcurrant bush this afternoon the leaves, show a clear sign of Autumn! What has been the best thing in your garden in  September?

It is amazing that it is two years ago today that we moved here, as I said at the start of the post,time flies especially when you are having fun!

Please visit the other gardens who are joining me in "through the Garden Gate". If you wish to join us please mention in the comments below.


Others taking part in through the garden gate are:-
Sarah x

32 comments:

  1. Has it really been two years? Time flies indeed. I do love seeing your garden, and it's looking lovely at the moment. That red splashed dahlia is fantastic. Love the ammi and cosmos together as well, and I bet the bees love them too. Let's hope it continues for a while yet. Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

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  2. Such a beautiful garden! Love all the blooms you featured in this post.

    I managed to keep some grapes from the grackles and crows. We will make juice next week too.

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  3. I think you must have waited a year to tell us you'd moved because it CAN'T be TWO years already! Your garden is full and vibrant. I really must try growing more flowers from seeds. It would certainly expand my choices.

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  4. Your garden is looking so colourful still and an impressive veggie patch s. I look forward to hearing how you get on with your grape juice. Isn't lovely having the time to spend on such things :) B

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    1. (Sarah? No link for Coastal Ripples?

      http://coastalripples.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/through-garden-gate-september.html

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    2. Apologies, thanks Diana for putting this out. It is now working! Sarah x

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  5. Sarah, I am so surprised at the difference in the climate where you live as opposed to the Yorkshire Dales and Wales. And so many flowers still. You definitely have a super green thumb.

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  6. Your Gladiolus Callianthus are so pretty and have a great appeal - like little white stars brightening up the garden - is it really two years since you moved!

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  7. Dearest Sarah and Tavi! Happy October! I am amazed how many summer gardens are still thriving up until now. The sedums are lovely and my begonias are still ALIVE! What a beautiful sunny day you had to photograph your shares. Much love to you!

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  8. A wonderful update on your garden Sarah. It is doing so well. Over here the raccoons would have had a field day on the grapes but oh how I love eating them (grapes that is, not raccoons))). Super green thumb is right!!

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  9. Your flowers looks beautiful! I have been looking for Sedum to plant however I did not see it anywhere to buy it. The search will continue next Spring. You got a great photo of the light shining on the leaves of the blackcurrant. Gorgeous photos!!

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  10. Like you, I'd forgotten to blog about the end of month garden - I can't believe that it's October already as the weather is still so mild! I also love the look of your cutting patch and will be taking inspiration for you for my patch next year. Your achocha have done really well (as mine have - I've been eating them as mini cucumbers, adding to salads and stir frying this year) - don't forget to save some seeds if you want to grow again next year! Oh, and grapes - wow! Caro xx

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  11. Like Donna I notice such a difference in Scotland - little left here...I love your cutting patch and will try that Ammi next year.

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  12. Your garden looks absolutely beautiful Sarah and still in full bloom and giving you so much joy even in October. Lovely! My biggest joy in the garden this September has definitely been the fruit trees which are more than full of the most delicious apples, pears and plums. Such a treasure. :)

    Take care sweet Sarah and have a lovely weekend.♥

    Charlie
    xx

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  13. It is almost, two years since we moved here. It is a satisfying amount of time to see our garden becoming what we planned and imagined.

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  14. You have such a lovely garden. I love the flowers that are striped, are those Cosmos also? Just beautiful... xo

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    1. The striped flower is a dahlia called painted lady which my daughter gave me for my birthday. It is a lovely flower and has done very well. I hope I can preserve it for another year. Sarah x

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  15. So lovely garden and beautiful photos...
    Have a happy sunday!
    Titti

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  16. How do you keep the birds from your grapes? I would love to grow them, but our wild grapes are eaten in a heartbeat.

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    1. The birds don't seem to be interested in the grapes at all. Maybe it's because they grow on a pergola and are hidden under so many leaves. Sarah x

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    2. That's interesting. We may have to try a pergola. Even if the birds discovered the grapes, it would be lovely.

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  17. Your Gladiolus Callianthus looks lovely, even prettier than the other varieties of Gladioli. Your garden is looking wonderful, with so many plants still blooming in autumn. I am taking note of your blossoms as we are planting for summer soon...always great to see your part of the world.

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  18. How come I've not looked at your blog in ages! I must remedy that! Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Devon ... there's no better place but I would say that because I live there! I now have a blog, too, www.margaretpowling.com if you care to take a peek.
    Margaret P

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    1. Thank you for looking in, Sarah!

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  19. I'm late with my blog post this month too, Sarah. Here it is http://margaretspatch.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/through-garden-gate-september.html Time does fly so quickly. The michaelmas daisies and sedums are lovely now. I love ammi
    visnaga, I grew it on the allotment last year, but didn't sow any seed this year.

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  20. Oh Sarah, what a beautiful colour your 'star plant Gladiolus Callianthus' is.

    Hope October has started well for you - have a good week and a great month.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Your garden is lovely this time of year.

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  22. The garden looks lovely. For us October, so far, is not that different from September, still hot. I can't wait for the rain.
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. It's lovely to see so much in your garden. My cosmos was disappointing this year - the first time ever, and so I must look after them next year. My grapes have been eaten too and so haven't had the chance to fully ripen. The purple of the michelmas daisy is gorgeous.

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  24. Beautiful post and pictures!
    Thank you!
    Greetings from Chicago~

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  25. How beautiful your garden is, I have really enjoy your garden gate posts. xx

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  26. How pretty is your garden on September! Here, there is nothing left to pick and moreover we are still watering!How many lovely bouquets you must have in your house!
    Olympia

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