Perennials over too quickly
Is it just me , or is everything in the garden 'going over' at a faster rate than usual ?
My Francoa sonchifolia literally flowered for one week this year .....amazing !
I have two colossal pots of Ligularia przewalskii (pronounced 'sha-val-skee-ee') standing in two even more colossal trays of dilute feed & rainwater . All done and dusted within two-weeks .
Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon this Summer ?
My bulbs in spring went over in flash it was unusually warm and dry.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
I've just put Rudbekia and late helianthemum in for some late season colour. Coreopsis is still going OK as is Liatris, Perovskia and heuchera.
The Geums were over in a flash, Geranium Rozanne and Verbena Bonariensis suffered badly and stopped flowering, but are recovering slowly and putting out new blooms. With a bit of cooler weather and a good watering perhaps things will surprise you and re-bloom?