Well, it seems as though the summer is coming to an end in our garden. We are never very good at having things still going at this time of year on the flower front. Lots of green from the trees and shrubs, but not so much colour from flowers.
Nevertheless, there are still some good things around. Geraniums still going.
So is some of the lavender.
The bees are still loving it. They fly so fast though I had trouble catching them on camera - obviously we have very shy bees here!!
Bet that you have no idea what this is. It is my Eucomis just coming up. They should have been blooming in June/July. I thought they had disappeared, but here they are just coming up now. I don't suppose they will do anything. If I remember I will lift them later in the year and plant in pots for next year to see if they do better.
This rose is still going. This one is by our garage, so we can't really see it, but it is nice when you do.
The peas are done now.
It is nearly the end of the year for the hostas, but they do turn such lovely colours.
Chrysanthemums are starting to bloom.
The honeysuckle has gone mad this year, it flowered well, but is finished now. I need to give it a good haircut in a few weeks time!
Sedums are finally coming into flower.
Nandina Domestica (sacred bamboo) starting to change colour.
Berries changing colour on the Rowan.
The grape vine has done very well this year.
The grapes are starting to change colour. It is a shame that they don't taste nice. The vine was here when we moved in and we think it is a wine grape, not a dessert grape. Funny though as we have a covenant on our house that forbids the brewing of anything alcoholic. At least we are allowed to drink it - just not brew it! We are also forbidden from keeping poultry. Don't ask why, we tried to find out when we bought the house, but no answer could be found.
Getting ahead with some planning for next year. These pots contain tulips, daffodils and alliums ready to be popped in gaps around the garden next year as and when the bloom. I know it is a bit early to plant bulbs, but I find that if I leave it until later to buy them they are all gone from the garden centre and if I leave the bulbs I find they go a bit manky, so this seems to be better to me.
So, that is my early autumn round up in the garden. Some things still going. The birds will have a massive feast on the grapes when they ripen and the leaves fall off the vine. The blackbirds seem to love them especially. Hubby loves this too, because it means they stop raking through the bark mulch on the flower beds and throwing it around the place! He likes the bark to stay where he puts it...