Tuesday 16 September 2014

Autumn Colour

September is here and the garden is looking verdant and lush.  It's just a pity that much of that green is due to weeds, but you won't see them if you don't look too closely!

Little Lime Hydrangea with its pom-poms of flowers which start off green and then turn blush pink is a favourite, which I planted last summer.

Borage is a firm favourite with the bees and they happily buzz around its flowers throughout the day.

Pink Sedum, which brings a splash of colour at the beginning of autumn.

Rudbeckia are a new addition to my garden this year and introduced yellow to the colour scheme.

Cosmos 'Purity' which I grew from seed and some were self-sown from previous years.

Love Lies Bleeding ~ another first year of sowing and growing from seed.  Every time I look at them, they seem to have got longer and they hang right down to the ground!

Cow Parsley which forms little birds' nests as the flowers go to seed.

This silver leaved, downy perennial is another new addition to my garden this year.  I planted it in the spring, but I've mislaid the tag and I can't remember what it's called.  Does anyone recognize it?

Dill and Cosmos make a nice combination of yellow, white and green.  This is more of a happy accident, rather than any attempt at garden design!


  1. So much beauty in your garden, Marie! You have so many pretty flowers... LOVE the pure white cosmos, and fun with the Love Lies Bleeding! The silvery green perennial looks almost like a kind of dusty miller, or relation? ((HUGS))

  2. Lovely seasonal flowers in your garden. Love the little lime hydrangea:)