WordPress sent me a message yesterday to congratulate me on 4 years of blogging… where did those 4 years go?!
To celebrate here are some of my favourite things this September, captured late yesterday afternoon. The sun briefly joined me too.
The photo above is my favourite view at this time of year, with the sun lighting up the dwarf Miscanthus ‘Adagio’. The Acer in the foreground is just starting to change colour, as are the Ceratostigma plumbaginoides below, which provide for gorgeous ground cover till November.
Another favourite is this beautiful Echinacea – supposedly “Orange Passion” but very different from the one I had last year (which the slugs ate) so I was possibly sent the wrong one. I shall call it “Custard Passion”!
The old Tuesday view is looking slightly dishevelled at the moment – a lot of the lavenders have been cut right down, and some will need replacing completely next spring, but I still love looking across the rockery to the acer and the birch trees beyond…
This Rosa rugosa surprised me with a few more flowers – it has kept going all through the summer.
And this Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’ is a real joy – it flowered in July and then I thought it had succumbed to the drought, but as soon as the weather cooled down it started flowering again.
Nearby the Caryopteris is starting to open. The bees love it, and aren’t those tiny petals exquisite?
Finally, a look at some of the plants potted up on my patio, which are giving me great pleasure right now…
What is giving you most pleasure in your garden right now?
Thank you to everyone who reads, likes or comments on my posts – I have had so much fun blogging and sharing thoughts with you over the last 4 years. Here’s to the next 4!