Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – September 2009

It’s garden blogger’s bloom day today and for the first time I thought I’d have a go at it…

Right, I guess I ought to get onto the photos…

First we start with Scabious, there are a few dotted around the gardens, the majority are this shade…


One of two types of Geranium in flower at the moment, this has wonderful dark bronze foliage… Perhaps I should’ve taken photos of its leaves too??


Black Hollyhock still has a couple of flowers, I am allowing it to go to seed now though so no doubt it won’t be around much longer. I think I may have to move it for next year, it’s in my line of sight to the bird feeders… Along with the Bean canes… I can’t think who thought it’d be a great idea to have tall structures right in front of the feeders… Hence the lack of bird photos over the past few months!


Asters are beginning to open, I’m not entirely sure why they have taken a week or so longer to open compared to my neighbours… Mine came from her garden… Never mind, at least it extends the nectar for the Butterflies that are still around. I need to get a few more types for next year, this lull in plants is not good for the insects.


Sea Thrift sits next to the Geranium above, and it’s being swamped, so I think I will move it into the tier where it can grow in peace.


Hoverfly on Astrantia, this is the second flush and very welcome too!


Brachycome is flowering again after I bought it half dead a few weeks ago… It’s a nice simple little flower, very similar to the Asters.


Coreopsis is still flowering, and so far Mr Fox hasn’t dug it up yet! Woo hoo!!!


Cyclamen looking very pretty… I actually wish I’d got them near the house now… I never see them… Well, I guess it gives me a good reason to go out into the garden!


Coneflower, I love these… I’ve collected seeds and will have a go at growing my own next year!


Shasta Daisy is by the side of the house with the Rose, adding some colour to the otherwise dull and lifeless area.


Sweet Peas are a rare sight in the garden… Only because I pick them every couple of days for my vase… The perfume is wonderful, I don’t think I’ll ever be without it.


Verbena and Cosmos… Sadly the Verbena seems to be coming to an end… Although it’s now my chance to collect the seeds for next year!



Bee on Verbena Bonariensis


Sedum in the late sun… It’s quite stunning when you get close!


I know it looks like there are still lots in flower, but trust me it’s all looking very bare, it’s quite depressing going outside! However it just makes me more determined to ensure that next year there is plenty of interest until October…


8 comments:

Mary Delle said...

What sweet blossoms you have to share with us this month. I love them all.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Scabious, aster, hollyhock... are wonderful! All the pictures are very nice.

Liz said...

Hi Mary Delle - Thank you for stopping by, it's much appreciated :D I'm glad you liked the photos, now I just need to make sure I have more for next year!

Liz said...

Hi Tatyana - Thank you :) Flowers are so soothing, I couldn't imagine a world without them!

Sue Swift said...

You may feel it's bare - but at least what you've got is lovely. Thanks for showing it all to us.

Sylvana said...

I want to try cyclamen. It is so beautiful. Scabiosa dies on me every time. I know it grows here because a lot of the businesses use it in their landcaping - where it does not get the optimal care. Mine all die. Maybe they are just looking for a little abuse?

ShySongbird said...

Gorgeous blooms Liz which I viewed on the day you posted them. Due to a family celebration I was in a great hurry and intended to come back and comment later and have only just realised I didn't. They are all beautiful, that Black Hollyhock seems to have done very well.
I don't have any Asters this year :( As I think I said before everything has rather gone to pot in my garden lately! I hope to be better organised next year (hope being the operative word ;))

shirl said...

Hi there Liz, an excellent first contribution to GBBD! Stunning photos of some beautiful blooms… yep you’ve got it all :-D