Through the Garden Gate September
Our garden has been wonderful this month, the soft colours of summer have been taken over by more autumnal shades. As I write the garden is currently being battered by gusty winds and heavy showers it is just as well I took these images before any damage is done!
We have had so many butterflies and insects visiting us too, particularly to our bank of sedum.
As we were sitting in the conservatory eating our evening meal this bird suddenly landed on the lawn, we had never seen one like this before! We grabbed the camera and just managed to take a picture before it flew off. We think that it was a nightjar.
I have been gradually adding more asters into the garden this year. This pink one above is in its 3rd year and is 1.25 meters tall and is fantastic!
This border is just outside our bedroom window, the colours are more mellow. The honesty plants have been flowering throughout the summer, the light picking up their fantastic seeds!
The beauty of the ammi majus looks particularly striking when seen in black and white.
It's lovely to welcome a second flush of roses, you can appreciate the individual blooms more at this time of the year,
Japanese anemones are another familiar September flower, do you have any in your gardens? I wonder why they are called Japanese when they originate from China! Their flowers look good in bud, flower and or with their seed head.
We went down to Devon for a week at the beginning of September, it has been good on our return to feel that the pace of life has slowed down, as the number of tourists visiting have reduced. It certainly feels like Autumn has arrived by the sea too!
Views from the cliffs at West Bay after a stormy night this week.
It is always wonderful to see other gardens from around the world and share our love of gardening. If you want to join in with Through the garden gate please let me know in the comments below and I will add you below.
Have a good month, thanks for visiting!