Not many new blooms compared to last month’s GBBD, but I thought I’d share this lovely Abutilon, A. ‘Orange Marion.’
Other Autumn tinted blooms include this Helenium. I think I’ve previously said it’s ‘Moerheim Beauty’, but I’m starting to think it’s ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’ instead.
The rest of the garden is still largely pink. Many Salvias, including ‘Dyson’s Scarlet’, ‘Cerro Potosi’ and ‘Stormy Sunrise.’
Asters are still blooming well, this one, Aster novae-angliae ‘Sptember Ruby’
and this Aster frikartii ‘Monch’.
I was delighted to discover during a weekend clear out that I had taken some cuttings last year. Hurrah!
Whilst the Pink Flower Carpet roses are still flowering prolifically,
other roses are more of an individual treat – R. St Swithun,
R. ‘Jubilee Celebration’
and this, very precious R. ‘Freeman 1987.’ This isn’t the most robust rose, but very special at it was bought and named for us by our two lovely ‘kids’ in recognition of our silver wedding anniversary in 2012.
A number of Dahlias are still clinging on, indeed some are returning after a recent drought induced pause, including ‘Hillcrest Royal’
And, according to Sarah Raven, these are both ‘Tamburo’, but I feel the second is an imposter!
As far as annuals are concerned, sadly the majority have given up the ghost, I think due to drought. However, this tobacco plant, Nicotiana mutablis is doing a good job of lighting up the back of the Swing Beds.
I love this shrub, Anisodontea capensis, but it has now got very leggy. According to the RHS it’s normally grown in a cool greenhouse – thank goodness I hadn’t read that when I planted it! The RHS also suggests it can be propagated either by seed in spring or semi ripe cuttings in summer. I think it might be time to make some new babies so that the mother ship can be ‘retired’.
And to finish, a few Nerine bowdenii. These were inherited with the house, and always surprise me with their exoticism at such a grey time of the year.
I can’t quite work out whether I want more or not. What do you think?
With thanks to Carol at May Dream Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBDs.