|Planters and containers looking fresh in September|
|Mid-September back garden|
|Plenty of foliage interest|
|Clematis 'Warszawska Nike'|
|Crocosmia 'George Davidson'|
As you can see from the picture, after a couple of hours tidying, the back garden area looks well. Although there is not as much flower colour now, there is a nice combination of foliage, with the bamboo providing movement and sound in the breeze we experience at this time of year. The tortoise enclosures still feature on the lawn area, although we'll but these aside soon as tortoises go for hibernation. Also, you can see the table has various stems on it - I'm in the process of harvesting seeds, Lupin and rocket here. Some other plants of interest include Clematis 'Warszawska Nike', which is still flowering and Crocosmia 'George Davidson' looking smashing in a couple of locations in the garden.
"This doesn't mean I can sit on my laurels, or any other plants for that matter - watering, deadheading, etc. is still needed to keep colour well into autumn."
|Some plants going for R&R|
|Copper tape working very well on Hosta|
|Rudbeckia shining brightly|
|Autumn flower border|
This is the third of my picture speaks blogs in 2015. The first was in May and the second in July, and both of these have concentrated on what I call the 'back garden' area. There are other areas of the garden, which I write about, such as the production garden, the front garden, the purple/ blue bed and the driveway flower border. So I thought I might share an additional picture of the driveway flower border. This border was a bit of a disaster in spring, and after a good clean up gave great colour and had an only 'white flower' effect in August, so it's interesting to see September interest coming through with Sedum coming into it's own, Crocosmia flowering, a tub of warm Cosmos 'Phoneix' shining and some of the roses looking like they'll put on another flush of flowers too.
So, while I'll continue to look for inspiration, the work will continue with plenty more to do. The production area is getting a good make-over, the greenhouse has been revamped and harvesting continues as crops are ready. All this however, will be covered in other posts over the coming weeks.