Through the Garden Gate September 2020
Welcome to my September garden, as promised this month it starts with all the dahlias that are flowering in my garden. I was hoping to be able to tell you the names of all of them but alas I have been so busy over the last few years and plant indexing is not as good as I thought it was! If you recognise any of the flowers please tell me!
Dahlia Stars favourite
These orange dahlias have been flowering all summer long and I love the way the dark foliage contrasts with the flowers. This dahlia has been in our garden many years is never taken up during the winter and each year it multiples so it just has to be my favourite one.
New this year a pom pom dahlia Burlesca from Sarah Raven
Meanwhile, in the vegetable garden the level of productivity is decreasing. I captured the beautiful early morning sunlight on these tomatoes. It looks as if it was been decimated by something but I have to put my hands-up and declare that it is us! We tend to dash out to the greenhouse just before lunch and pick the tomatoes direct off the vine. Do you do this too or do you bring in a truss in to eat? There is nothing like eating fresh vegetables from the garden!
Our Autumn raspberries are doing well , they are massive and very flavoursome compared with their shop rivals! The apples on the step over tree are huge too, it has been the best crop since we planted them 5 years ago.
Our other apple tree has cropped well too.
Both the front and back garden are still full of bright flowers. Our front garden (above) has been fantastic it's hard to believe we only created this planting during lockdown with limited plants!
The back garden with sedum, perennial wallflowers and cosmos and rudbeckia.
Another highlight of the September garden is this pink Aster, we have struggled with asters in the past, it's great when decides it loves where it has been planted and gives us such a fantastic reward!
Cosmos flowers always seem to feature in each blog garden blog post during the summer. Do you have any in your garden? There are so many different varieties and colours they can easily be grown from seed and their flowers always put a smile on my face, they always brightened our days!
What have been the highlights in your garden this month?
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