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Some October blooms.

AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

Autumn may be creeping in but some plants aren't quite ready to give up yet! 

Some of the roses, admittedly not looking 100%, still doing not too bad a job of providing a few nice blooms this late in the year.

Rosa Darcey Bussell and Salvia Kate Glen.


My favourite rose R. The Lark Ascending.  Just a pity it has no scent or any that I can detect that is. 


My favourite scented rose.  R. Lady Emma Hamilton


R. Fighting Temeraire.  As much as I love the blooms on this rose, the stems are very weak and don't hold them well.


A bit worse for wear after the rain.  R. Lady of Shalott


R. Port Sunlight complete with dirty face! 


The autumn colouring of Darmera peltata compliments the Persicaria flowers


The late flowering Aconitum carmichaelii


Salvia Amistad, Anemone Ruffled Swan and Salvia Love and Wishes.


More S. Amistad in the front garden with Rudbeckia and S. Royal Bumble.  I've forgotten to take cutting from Royal Bumble.  I think I may be too late!?


The only remaining Heuchera in my garden.  I have lost in excess of 20 plants through vine weevil in years past. Heuchera Binoche seems to be resistant.  Maybe I've jinxed it now!  It's thrown up yet more blooms.


Autumn would be incomplete without Berries.  I particularly like the colour of those produced by Sorbus Autumn Spire. A smashing tree for the small garden btw!


Lastly come Cyclamen hederifolium beneath the Acer which is just about to take on the most vibrant red autumn colour.


I haven't shared many pictures from my garden with you all yet.  I hope you like today's selection.



  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,376

    Beautiful pictures, thank you Angie!

    I don't have nearly as much colour as that left although the dahlias are still going strong. Love your salvias, they look so healthy! image

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,802

    What a marvellous treat! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pictures Angi.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,965

    They are lovely Angie, the salvia goes very well with Darcie Bussell and Lady Emma H is my favourite too, I have her and some of the others.

    Have you seen our garden pictures?  Also the My Flowers threads. That's where we post photos of our gardens. When people post regularly then those threads keep popping up for us to see, whereas single posts disappear under all the others eventually.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Glad you enjoyed WonkyWomble.  I have no luck with Dahlias nor Cosmos for that matter.  They struggle here.  Lack of sun I suspect!

    Thank you Ladybird4.  Happy to share.  Being a relatively new gardener I am always conscious of the fact that I am still finding my 'gardening style'.  Everything here is a bit of a mish mash.

    Busy-Lizzie - thank you so much for pointing my in the right direction.  I had a feeling there would be somewhere to post my pics.  I didn't look hard enough it seems!  I read somewhere that roses do better growing with Salvias and have tried that out this year with good results.  I need to find a nice one to compliment Jude the Obscure next year.  That rose really struggles in my garden. 

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Philippa Smith2 - yes she is in fact scented.  She's a beautiful rose.  Very healthy and has bloomed constantly since the end of June.  Unlike a few of my other DA roses, Darcey has impressed from the minute I planted her.   

  • MaisieMMaisieM Posts: 100

    Lovely! My roses are done, as are most of the others bar the dahlias, a hebe which is just flowering now & some of the cheap lobelias I bought from wee local general store (amazed by how well they've done). 40mph+ wind today so we'll see how battered everything is tomorrow image

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Angi, lovely pics. I'm always changing my garden around. At the moment I'm putting gooseberry plants in the front,because the back is getting crowded.image

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    I hope sorting out the lavender wasn't too big a job aym and more importantly works.  I'm not a fan of lavender.  I occassionally have a pot or two of it going but only for the bees.

    That's a nice looking Hellebore.  I really need to give all mine a good feed this year.  Nothing worse than trying to pry a much wanted plant from a difficult spot.  I keep all my labels in a box but never can find the exact one I'm looking for at any particular time!  I'm not sure I have any double Hellebores.  Always something new to add to the garden this winter image

    Salvia, particularly S. Amistad is very easy to fall for!

    Thank you Logan - good luck getting those Gooseberries in.  I'm not keen on those. 

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,885

    Love all the roses Angi. 

    I am a big fan of Lavender - in fact I am just about to have a Lavender Tea... I have not tried it yet but I figure that if it doesn't make a good tea then I can use the tea-bags in the bath! 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

    Blow and blast. Took loads of lavender cuttings a few weeks back. With all this rain they have been sitting in water like ducks. My fault. GRRR image

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