The Teddington Gardener

Evening sunshine – exploring some cooler tones for the late summer border

DSCF6540DSCF6532DSCF6537Anemone hupehensis praecox (above) and Bressingham Glow (below)

DSCF6531DSCF6527Dahlia Cornish Ruby (below)

DSCF6518New from David Austin for 2014/15, their repeat flowering Rambler rose, Lady of the Lake. Love it. (below)

DSCF6525DSCF6559Astrantia Roma, against a background of Agastache (above) Caryopteris Dark Knight (below), a very useful sub-shrub, with long-lasting blue flowers and silvery foliage. A mecca for bees and suchlike…

DSCF6587DSCF6612I confess to forgetting the name of this sage. Bulgarian I know, but will add details tomorrow…. and finally a couple of non-plant piccies here – a detail from one of the umbrellas at Petersham Nurseries and then, shadows cast on to the door of St. Peter’s Church, Petersham, from the lantern ironwork. Just because.

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For a little extra reading, I would surf a little through the back catalogue of the Telegraph online, always useful, entertaining with excellent writing from their stalwarts.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/6247774/Plants-for-a-hot-late-summer-border.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9444552/Mary-Keens-fail-safe-summer-borders.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardenprojects/3303570/Border-lines-salvias.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/6094442/How-to-grow-asters.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3344223/Aster-is-a-late-summer-saviour.html

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