Last Saturday disappeared in a flash which meant that I didn’t get my Six in on time. 😱 To avoid a repeat performance this is Five Plus One on Friday as I’m working today. Despite autumn knocking at the door there is still a lot of colour in the garden.
1. The Fuchsias have survived the Capsid Bug attacks a bit better this year. After a lull in flowering they are looking really good at the moment.
2. I managed to over winter some of last years Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’ plants and they are looking fantastic. They have flowered non-stop for months.
3. Michaelmas Daisies are really showing their colours now and attract so many insects. This is Aster amellus ‘King George’ (I think it’s still an Aster not a Symphyotrichon). It’s lower growing, about 16” tall and has quite large flowers.
4. Many years ago I grew Polygonum capitatum (it’s now called Persicaria capitata) but it eventually disappeared. Early last year a plant appeared in the border in the glasshouse which I potted up and later took cuttings from. This spring I planted them out along the edge of a small border and am very pleased. I had, however, forgotten the Cyclamen hederifolium already planted there.
5. Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ is a virtually perfect plant in my book. Growing to 2 – 2.5 metres tall it slowly clumps up, nothing eats it, it requires no staking, attracts so many insects and flowers for weeks and weeks. Just what a border needs at this time of year.
6. This week’s Japanese anemone, A japonica ‘Bressingham Glow’ is a bright pink, semi-double. It’s not the strongest grower and wanders around rather than clumping up but when the sun is on it it definitely glows.
I’ve got a couple of days off this coming week so hope to spend a lot of time in the garden. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy looking into all of the gardens courtesy of our host