Sunday, September 20, 2009
Belated Bloom Day September 2009
Sorry I'm late with my Bloom Day photos - these plants were all in flower last week - honest - but I was not at home to photograph them. Lots of late colour coming through now, including reds and strong pinks. Sedum is a great plant for this climate but I am also pleased with the Gaura which has formed decent sized clumps even in the first year and softens the shrubbery. A surprise to find the Philadelphus in flower but here it tends to repeat - aren't we lucky, even if the scent is not so strong as in spring. The Euonymus Europeus 'Priest's Hat' Spindle tree is rather fun and the favourite rose Phyllis Bide is coming back into flower. The Caryopteris is an exciting blue combination with the Buddleia which are still blooming and they are all covered with butterflies.