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The garden in September.

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I haven’t spent much time in the garden this year what with one thing or another, but it’s soldiered on without much help :o)
I love the autumn and hopefully we have a few nice warm days to look forward to. Yesterday was really cold but today I had a potter, did a bit of dead heading and took a few photo’s. It’s been lovely and sunny and there is still some heat in the sun. I am quite pleased with what is flowering still. I moved this Eryngium ‘Blue Hobbit’ from the sloped lawn border last year because it was struggling to grow. It’s shot up to 5’ this summer!!!


The apple trees on the fruit mound are so low growing we are planning to erect a low structure to train them into step-overs as soon as they go dormant.


The tomato and the cucumber in the greenhouse were late to produce. We only picked our first tomatoes in the middle of August, they were very slow to ripen. The cucumber plants almost stopped fruiting last month but they have started up again and there are several more to come.


These sunflowers were from some free seed in spring.

I think these Japanese anemones look lovely either side of the yellow dahlia. I had forgotten that I had left the Dahlia in that border last year. A happy planting accident. :o)

These Rudbeckia were from seed that came with the Gardeners World magazine along with the Zinnia ‘Envy’ and Cosmos.


The red Dahlia have been a pleasure to see and still are.


I love my Penstemons and they have rewarded me with loads of flowers this year.


I am hoping for a few more weeks of warm weather to enjoy the garden.

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Hi Sheila, lots of colour in the garden yet, hopefully we will get some warm weather before Autumn really sets in, Derek.

8 Sep, 2019

 

Still lots of colour in your garden. It's looks as if you have a good crop of apples this year, ours have so little fruit. We have loads of trees dotted about but none have more than a handful, even the cookers which usually are covered in fruit. Still I suppose everything needs a rest some times.

8 Sep, 2019

 

Love your happy ‘planting accident’! Who would have thought pink and yellow go so well together . . .

9 Sep, 2019

 

My Blue Hobbit flowered well but there is no rosette of leaves at the bottom. Will it come up again next year? This is its first year from buying.

9 Sep, 2019

 

Your garden is very colorful and inviting. I would be rolling out the pie dough already. I hope you're enjoying the rewards of your hard work.

9 Sep, 2019

 

Thanks for popping in everyone. Ff, your Blue Hobbit should make an appearance every year for you now.

9 Sep, 2019

 

Still plenty flowering for you Homebird, very colourful, my salad crops were slow but then made up for it, I will hang onto them for a while longer, its turned really cold today after a really warm weekend with a few drizzles, we could do with a good downpour really but get what we're given, they do say its going to be very warm again, keep up with deadheading and hope the colours last a bit longer for us...

9 Sep, 2019

 

Your garden is still looking delightful, lots of vibrant colour there.

9 Sep, 2019

 

Still plenty to see and enjoy in your garden HB, we have started the big removal, as it's pouring with much needed rain, we decided it was the right time!!

9 Sep, 2019

 

It'a all looking lovely H,Bird..I love your pink Anemones,mine are a very insipid pink..more like a mucky white,to be honest ! do you know the variety please ? My 'proper' white ones are much nicer :o) Your freebie plants are doing so well too, and are all those Penstemons in your garden ? wow !

9 Sep, 2019

 

What a perfect mixture of pretty, colourful and delicious plants you have in your garden.
What I really enjoyed about your blog was the real pleasure you get from your lovely garden. Enjoy looking AND eating!!

10 Sep, 2019

 

lovely garden flowers and lots still to come. I leave dahlia Park Princess in the ground and she has flowered every year for 6 yrs now.
blue hobbit will grow again next year. mine doesn't have a basal ring of leaves until the late spring, so don't worry about it.

10 Sep, 2019

 

Your Penstemons are fabulous - what a grand collection! You are fortunate to be able to grow Dahlias - slugs come from far and wide if I try. What did you do to your Eryngium - its fantastic!

10 Sep, 2019

 

Making me jealous Hb, hardly any flowers in mine at the moment. Do you find your penstemon long lived?:-)

13 Sep, 2019

 

I am a real fan of Penstemons as they seem to flower for a very long time and are easy to strike cuttings from ... :o)

13 Sep, 2019

 

Thanks ever so much everyone for popping in. Oh! Shirley, I haven't had any success yet with cuttings I have taken over the last 3 years. I took a dozen more last week in the hope that I get at least one to root!!
Bloomer, the pink anemone is Queen Charlotte. My white one is a lot shorter than this one and very slow to spread.
Stera, most of the Penstemons were really good plug plants from Hayloft about 3 years ago. Some are doing better than others. The Eryngium got a shock when I dug it up and moved it.
Bg, my oldest Penstemons are getting on for 7years old. I love them because they flower for such a long time, don't need dead heading, are practically evergreen and most of them seem to like my soil.

14 Sep, 2019

 

Now you've done it Hb going to order some and hope they live longer than my others:-)

14 Sep, 2019

 

Hb, have you tried layering a stem or two? Amy reckons that often works! Make sure to put a marker of some sort though ... :o)

15 Sep, 2019

 

I haven't tried that either, will have a go when I buy more penstemons as I do love them:-)

15 Sep, 2019

 

Thanks for the name of the pink Anemone,Sheila..and strange you haven't had any success with Penstemon cuttings..I find them easy to root,but maybe try layering as Shirley suggests,it's worth a try..good luck ..x

15 Sep, 2019

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