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 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!
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Others taking part in through the garden gate are:-