End of September round up

Weather

A few bright sunny days, but also a lot of rain. I've not been taking good notes, but it seems like there were no rain free periods longer than a day or so.

Flowering

Overall there is not a lot of difference between what was flowering at the end of August and the end of September.

I think I forgot to mention the yellow Loosestrife in the last roundup and the flowers had almost finished by the end of August. However a few flowers lingered on all the way through September.

Sedum

I can't say I like these that much and in spite of their reputation these ones are not a magnet for bees and butterflies. However they are providing the only bit of colour in the left border at the moment which is very welcome.

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Winter jasmine

The winter jasmine is starting to flower. This was one of the two plants that was in flower when I arrived here.

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Primrose

This was the other flower that was out when I first arrived here.

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Gaillardia

This was new at the end of July and has settled in a bit and is flowering away again.

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Himalayan honeysuckle

There are both berries and open flowers on this shrub. The flowers are quite popular with the bees.

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Also flowering at some time during the month

  • Lythrum
  • Japanese anemone
  • Rudbeckia
  • Geum
  • Salvia "Wendy's wish"
  • Salvia "Hot lips"
  • Salvia "Radio red"
  • Eryngium
  • Geranium
  • Penstemon
  • Verbena
  • Lobelia

Finished flowering

The Lythrum is now finished with the larger plant lasting until the last week of September. The hardy Lobelia has also finished.

Berries

Most of the Cotoneasters have berries now as well as the Pyracantha.

Bought

I bought some bulbs but they are not planted yet.

  • Ipheion uniflorum "Charlotte bishop"
  • Crocus
  • Anemone blande
  • Bluebells
  • Tulips
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