There is no doubting that autumn is on the way when the Cyclamen start to appear. Some of these are already producing seed pods and sprouting their ivy-like leaves, which remain all winter.
Many of the old stalwarts have been flowering for months.
Meconopsis cambrica, the Welsh Poppy
It springs up everywhere, but I’ve been trying to establish it in a drift on the bank, with mixed success so far. It seems that it decides where it wants to grow, not me.
Two new additions to the garden are starting to establish..
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Pink Freckles’
Also known as ‘Turtle Head’. Not difficult to see why.
Now this one is a bit of a mystery. It looks like a Day Lily but is only about 12 inches high. And it only started flowering late last month. My best guess is Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’. But very happy to be corrected.
Still going strong and attracting insects a plenty.
Other additions this year have been the Japanese anemones.
I hope they don’t turn out to be invasive.
Anemone hupehensis ‘Praecox’
Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’
Anemone hupehensis ‘Rotkappchen’
The sedums are just starting to open.
I gave them the benefit of a Chelsea Chop in May. As a result they are late, but will hopefully be more compact.
Sedum inherited (variety unknown)
A taste of things to come.
Linking to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens, where you will find other September bloomers from around the world.