So it’s September, which has to be Aster time – see Aster Frikartii Monch above. This is my definite favourite and I’m hoping next year my recent cuttings will be filling out the Swing Beds and forming a late purple haze together with the similar coloured Verbena bonariensis.
Another genus looking good now is Salvia. I’m not 100% sure about all these names, but I think I have Salvia Dyson’s Crimson,
Salvia x jamensis ‘Stormy Sunrise’
Salvia microphylla ‘Cerro Potosi’
and Salvia East Friesland
There are plenty of pelagoniums still going strong, the first two unnamed,
and then P. Surcouf
and this dainty scented pelargonium, P Pink Capitatum. The flowers are much smaller than the ones above, but I love the markings and the bright green, scented foliage.
And many of the roses are back for a second appearance – Rosa Flower Carpet, with a huge number of buds
This one a gift from my friend Louise at the beautiful Old Rectory Garden – Rosa Jacques Cartier.
This is St Swithun, growing up the front of the swing pergola
and Rosa Munstead Wood, new this year in the Mid Century bed,
and now joined by the similarly coloured dahlia, D. Downham Royal.
Other dahlias include D. Happy Single Date, in the Bronze Bed,
and D. Fifteen love (bought from Waitrose of all places, and still in its pot while I decide whether I should squeeze it into the Bronze Bed with the one above)
And to finsh, a couple of annuals still looking good – magnificent Molucella
and still very fresh to look at (although now rather collapsed in habit!) Malope.
With many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting everyone’s GBBD. Why don’t you pop over and have a look at what everyone has has blooming now?