A few days …. all manner of early autumn – should I say late summer despite the current chill Bank Holiday weekend ahead? – herbaceous-ness, roses, dahlias, sunflower, more herbaceous perennials, heuchera and Solenostemon (finishing up with Crinkly Bottom….). 2015 here we come …

 

Once more wandering through the archives of garden-visiting, photography and plant inspecting – at RHS Wisley right at the beginning of September in 2015 (four days hence and five years back). These gardens are not entirely the same now, in design, layout and content (what garden is?) but suspect that many of the plants featured still have a home in the landscape there. Circumstances dictate I can’t get out to explore just now, but my green-fingered and garden-loving, photographing self is happy to look back at the Teddington Gardener back catalogue, as I hope you will be too. 

 

A little late summer turning to autumn herbaceousness for your delight and delectation…. It has been a few days since my last blog entry and I have been busy working, gardening and photographing.

A new camera has already improved the picture offering I think, with more natural and realistic colours. With file sizes between 10MG and 20MB the most recent and future photos really ought to be a step up in quality and definition.

But to business and a gallery, or two, or three to bring us more or less up to date with my horticultural magpie-eye…

Next … a few roses, surprisingly, given the rain and relatively chill month, are in very fine fettle and very floriferous. A good florisaison, a word I came across today…

and a few Dahlias – very late, getting going and they haven’t caught up to their display last season, even yet.

and an update on the sunflower trials I reported on at the end of July. Mostly these have gone over completely, a quantity of seedheads and tatty petals. Some, of which these are the best, are still the best.

and a medley of other treats that caught my eye in the past few days …

and a turn to the leafier spectrum, first with Heuchera and Heucherellas – followed (and finally) by Solostemon (Coleus)

 

…. and Solenostemon (Coleus)

 

Done!

 

 

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