This is the same view across the garden that I took in August. Actually I am surprised to see that there are now more flowers on show. Looking at some of these stars we have:Osteospermum ‘Tresco Purple’ which is new in the garden this year although I have often seen it in Tresco. It has done really well and forms a low bushy plant which is claimed to be hardy. However as with all our osteospermums we take cutting which will remain in the greenhouse till next spring.
The seed trays are Anemone Nemerosa Robinsoniana which come in the form of little twigs of root. Planting directly in the garden has not been successful so I plant them in seed trays and plant out in the spring when they start growing. So far this has always worked.
Dahlias Bishop of Landaff and David Howard continue to bloom there hearts away. however, they do need deadheading frequently.
Dragonflies dart around everywhere laying their eggs around the pond. This one is probably the Southern Hawker Dragonfly.
Rudbeckia ‘Herbstone’ makes a huge plant at the back of the border. The main issue is supporting it from falling onto the other plants.Roses are continuing to flower with the very warm weather we have been having. This is Rosa Awakening a climber on the wall.Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Purity’ has grown and grown with some plants over six feet high which usually mean they have collapsed onto other plants.Apples, apples and more apples. This is a very old tree of unknown stock but they do keep quite well for upto six months. We will pick some for storage soon.Salvia ‘Cerro Potosi’ a useful hardy salvia. We cut it back each spring and it grows and grows!and at the back is this aster. It is one of the few plants that was in the garden when we moved here in 1994. It is very tall (about six feet) and very reliable but I do not know exactly what variety it is. Could be Aster praealtus any other suggestions?
Some more details views of the border:
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