The meander into autumn seems to be accelerating into a gallop. Many of the summer bloomers are fizzling out with only the true stalwarts, such as hesperantha, asters and dahlias, holding firm. In the space of a week, the gardens in these parts are shifting from full flowering attack to a half-hearted last rally. Many flowers, such as heleniums, phlox and rudbeckias, are slowing to a trickle. We are betwixt and between. This is not a complaint, it is a beautiful time of the year, especially when the sun is shining. And there is so much to do, there is little time for smelling the roses or gawping at the pretty flowers!
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I will wave this post at various plants that refuse to accept it is now nearly November. Especially summer bedding which refuses to go over to the point where I feel justified in yanking it out to make room for the winter/spring bedding. Well, it’ll be yanked out in the next week as I’m not wasting a few hundred primulas and polyanthus (etc).
Most of the bedding is shot here, at The Farm it is was yanked out last week and replanted to look nice for half term. The dianthus I planted around and about and a couple of bidens were stuck into gaps in the borders. It is a tricky one with bedding!
There’s been so much rain here that everything looks sodden and sad. Still, there are some late season surprises – yellow roses and two fading agapanthus flowers. I’ve been planting bulbs whenever the rain lets up.