October Bloomers

 Schizostylis Fenland Daybreak 001 Wm


Schizostylis ‘Fenland Daybreak’

I bought the Schizostylis at Lanhydrock last year. It’s one of the few plants to emerge this late in the season and I’m delighted to see it return. Not least because the mice, it seems, have chosen to leave it alone. And yes, I have seen the weeds.


 Saxifraga fortunei Rubrifolia 001 Wm


 Saxifraga fortunei Rubrifolia

Another recent bloomer. Bronze tinged leaves, bright red on the underside, the same colour as those stems. The flowers just leap out of this shady spot.


 Sedum 002 Wm


 Sedum (inherited, variety unknown)


 Aster 001 Wm


 Aster (inherited)

 The autumn stalwarts, providing colour reliably year after year.



Hydrangea (inherited)

Mop head Hydrangeas are not my favourite of the mid summer shrubs. This is how I love them though, when they start to fade.



Hydrangea (inherited)


Rose Susan Williams-Ellis 001 Wm


 Rosa Susan Williams-Ellis


 Rose Pat Austin 004 Wm


 Rosa Pat Austin

 Some of the roses are putting up a second flush, but the flowers are smaller now.


Alstroemeria Princess Diana 002 Wm


 Alstroemeria Princess Diana

 Many of the summer perennials are still going strong.


 Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' 001 Wm


 Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’


 Verbena rigida 002 Wm


 Verbena rigida


Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety' 001 Wm


 Geum rivale ‘Leonard’s Variety’


 Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha' 002 Wm


Cosmos atrosanguineus ‘Chocamocha’


Salvia patens 001 Wm


Salvia patens

Now, isn’t she a beauty?


 Linking to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens, where you will find many other October bloomers from around the world.