September in the garden always seems to bring out a welcome return for some of the roses and clematis that have bloomed in early summer, with less intense heat the flowers linger longer too.
In contrast our border under the hazel bushes have an abundance of sedums that only flower at this time of year and provide an attraction to the butterflies.
Another autumn flower is Gladiolus murielae, they have a wonderful scent. In the past I have found them impossible to grow. They seem to be happier growing in pots and this is the second season that they have flowered.
Our grape vine has a profusion of fruit and we are determined to try making some wine this year!
As you can see we have a good crop of apples this year, both the apples grown in the pot and the step over tree have only having been in the garden for two years.
In the vegetable garden the runner beans, tomatoes and cucumber have finished but we still are enjoying this yellow chard, it looks beautiful lit up by the sunshine.
Our cat Jackson is enjoying the sunshine too, whereas Tavi is just wanting to get inside !
The usual views of the garden are still dominated by the cosmos which is beginning to go over.
What has been happening in your garden in September?
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