Saturday, 30 December 2017

Autumn garden 2017.

Sedum Autumn Joy and Scabiosa 'Scarlet Wedding.

Dahlia Le Baron, Verbena bonariensis  and Eutrochium purpureum (Joe Pye weed) in the evening.

Fuchsia arborescens  and Cosmos.

This Thalictrum flowered all summer long.

Misty morning.

Heleniums after rain.

Looking from the field, over the hedge, at Escallonia bifida, September 22nd. A wonderful, albeit tender, late season shrub for bees and butterflies.

Asters, clematis and helenium singing their late season song.

Anemone 'dreaming swan' with Agastache in the background.

Tithonia rotundifolia, Mexican sunflower, after rain.

Tithonia rotundifolia with Sanguisorba Blackthorn.

Tithonia rotundifolia, Sanguisorba Blackthorn.

Salvia Amistad.


Bidens aurea 'Hannay's Lemon Drop'

Summer Garden 2017.

Helenium with self-seeded Phacelia.


More Veronicastrum!
Ox-eye daisies growing in the gravel in June.

A rogue ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.

June Sunset.

Papaver somniferum.

The Thyme bath.

Allium Sphaerocephalon and Monarda.


Allium Sphaerocephalon, heleniums...

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' with marjoram!

Ensete with fushia arborescens.

Ensete with Pears.

Hemerocallis (daylilies), Roses and Stachys (lambs ear).

Echinops, Globe Thistle.

Agastache and Echinops.

Sidalcea malviflora.

I must be far enough from the grass that it appears so green! It is actually full of clover and many 
 native wild plants, including dandelions and buttercups!

Romneya coulteri, Californian tree poppy.

Corydalis, this has flowered on and on and on!

This bed is pretty enough in the flesh but in photos it shows how it could benefit from some love. It is several years since it has more than a cursory weeding and the odd plant added.

Romneya coulteri, Californian tree poppy.

Allium Sphaerocephalon and Veronicastrum.

More Veronicastrum!



Thalictrum and an overwintered rampant Chilean glory flower, Eccremocarpus scaber.

Galega officinalis, goat's-rue in the centre.

Eutrochium, Joe-Pye weed.
Last year I called this Eupatorium, because it Was called Eupatorium, now taxonomists have named it Eutrochium, so that's what I will call it this year!