We’ve had some pretty wet weather so far this month, but hopefully it’s getting a bit better for a while – not that we believe the weather forecasters! I managed several hours on Sunday, mainly tidying up the patio area, some of the geraniums needed cutting back and I found quite a few weeds hiding amongst the plants!
There’s still a fair bit of colour in the garden, some of the veronicas are past it, but these smaller ones down by the conservatory look lovely.
Another flower which braved the weather last week is this beautiful pink one, it’s name escapes me, it’s like a lily but the leaves are different. Unfortunately it didn’t last long before it was battered by wind and rain.
You can just see underneath the pink flower are white daisy flowers of the leucothemum, it’s been flowering for several weeks now, it certainly earns it’s spot in the garden.
Whilst I was tidying the patio area I sat down in the rose arbour for my cup of coffee, I noticed the plants I bought just before the open garden to go in pots are doing really well. The creamy white hydrangea is just gorgeous, I’m hoping the non-flowering hydrangea in the pot behind gets the idea of what it’s meant to do, it’s in last chance saloon as I’ve had it about 4 years and it’s not flowered once, it’s looking the best it has done since I got it, so fingers crossed for next year! The variegated fuchsia has doubled in size in a matter of weeks and the lamium behind it is nicely trailing over the edge of the pot. The three plants together make a nice corner with lots of interest.
We’re heading into the time of year when foliage plants become more centre stage. Last year I planted a rogersia, I’ve got one somewhere near the pond but it’s got a bit swamped by alchemilla and crocosmia. I decided to plant another one on the edge of the pond border. It’s neat, bronzed leaves are looking really pretty.
Back down by the patio there’s still a blue geranium happily flowering away. It’s always quite late in the year when I cut this one back, I love the way it spreads over the bed, gently mingling with the other plants. I always struggle to remember where the actual plant is as it twines over such a large area without being invasive. It’s a very sociable plant!
After a little hiatus I need to step up with the garden again as we’ll soon be heading into autumn with all the tidying up that involves, if I have an early start I’ve a fair chance of getting it finished in time.