Through the Garden Gate September 2018

What changes has September brought to your garden?


The abundance of flowers and vegetables has reduced, but there are still plants to catch the eye. This salvia above sat in a pot for about a month waiting to be planted, and on occasions was left to dry out. Despite the harsh treatment it has rewarded us with these amazing flowers, which as you can see attract the insects.


These sedum flowers are also loved by the insects. These plants have been generated over the past few years from one plant! I do the "Chelsea Chop" on the sedums in May and use the pieces I have cut off to make new plants- they seem to root so easily. Now I have so many I only cut some of the plants in May to give me a variety in heights.


I am particularly pleased with the  Rudbeckia Goldstrum this year.It was taken form a cutting in our old garden and I have struggled to find a position that it has been happy in our new garden. This is the best display yet, although it has a long way to go to give me anything like the display in our old garden here. It is actually four year ago today that we moved here, it seems as if the years have gone in a flash!


The grapes have been maturing (last months post showed them all looking very green) we picked eighty bunches yesterday and there is still many bunches left hanging on the vine.  Today we have been busy making grape juice, after last years wine disaster and the June elderflower champagne that tasted awful we have taken the easy way out again this year and made something that doesn't need too much attention.


The days suddenly seem to be shortening at a increased pace with the sun now setting around 7pm, After a stormy weekend last week we have been rewarded with some amazing sunrises and sunsets and a golden glow cast across the field and through the hedge.



It has even made the stinging nettles (in the field not in my garden!) look attractive!

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Apologies once again for lack of presence here, the pace of life has not, as I hoped slowed down yet!
Sarah

Comments

  1. Loving the purple and yellow of your garden, a glorious combination. We are struggling to grow sedums, probably not in the right place. I must do more cuttings next year, I keep meaning to! I bet that grape juice will be delicious. What a wonderful harvest. I have finally put my though the garden gate up. Very late for me :) B x

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  2. Good morning Sarah! How I understand the pace of life in September, as a teacher! Going back to school after a wonderful and SLOW summer is hard to adjust to, but looking at the garden is always a relaxing activity. Enjoy all the transition that the autumn has to offer you!

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  3. The four years seems like a flash to me, too! Love your flowers. I only have a few left in bloom in my garden.

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  4. I haven’t picked the grapes yet, but I will this week. We make grape juice too. We have rhubarb left as well. I’ll make a rhubarb cake with the grandkids next weekend. We have some tomatoes left though I had to cover them one night because of frost.

    Your garden looks beautiful!

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  5. We are almost at our - four years since we moved here anniversary.
    Beautiful day here today and we walked on the beach.
    My September garden post ... will come.

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  6. I love the colour of your salvia and I must look out for it in the garden centre. The ones we have are very hardy and have survived dry hot conditions & a very frosty winter. Enjoy Autumn in the garden and your sunsets/ sunrises... I'm sure they are wonderful.

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  7. Thanks for the lovely stroll through your garden, Sarah :) I have been taking photos of some of our Maple trees that are flaming into glorious Autumn colors, but they are so much more beautiful than my photos can show. Happy busy days! xx

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  8. We are experiencing exactly the same, a gorgeous sunshine today after an awful stormy weekend.Your garden has always so much beauty to show.

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  9. The sedum in our garden has been the most amazing bright pink/red colour this year and very popular with honeybees. Did you notice any difference in colour this year?

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    1. No I hadn't noticed a difference in colour between the two years. I will have to look back at old photographs and compare. Sarah x

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  10. Sedum is just lovely and this is a colourful time of year...
    Beautiful pictures!
    Love from Titti

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  11. such a beautiful garden to explore~ love the light through the leaves!...mine is rather a mess right now, though i did mow the lawn, pick up many rotten apples and clear up the pots!...love the autumnal sunshine though. x

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  12. Thank you Sarah, for sharing your beautiful flowers in your garden. It is always nice to have flowers that attract the bees and insects.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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