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
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 (inherited, variety unknown)
The autumn stalwarts, providing colour reliably year after year.
Mop head Hydrangeas are not my favourite of the mid summer shrubs. This is how I love them though, when they start to fade.
Rosa Susan Williams-Ellis
Rosa Pat Austin
Some of the roses are putting up a second flush, but the flowers are smaller now.
Alstroemeria Princess Diana
Many of the summer perennials are still going strong.
Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’
Geum rivale ‘Leonard’s Variety’
Cosmos atrosanguineus ‘Chocamocha’
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.