Monday, 15 September 2008
September's a transition month: my small pots get filled with Cyclamen - this year's chosen colour is a bright pink edged with a suspicion of white. The autumn clearing of both plot and garden commences and everywhere there is the smell of damp earth and the beginnings of decay. Banded spiders spin their webs everywhere, taking me unawares during my morning garden inspections and even getting into my eyes at one point last week.
Therefore I was surprised to find lots of new flowers to show you this month. Enough to change July's slideshow to a new one in my sidebar. This has been helped mainly by the Dahlias and hardy Fuchsias making a splendid show. Both will carry on to the first frosts and bring cheer to both front and back gardens. I'm particularly pleased with my new Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'. I'd coveted one for ages and finally found them for sale at the RHS Show in Cardiff in April. I planted it in the front garden where its slender but plentiful white flowers, with the merest hints of green and pink, are brightening this north facing area. I combined it with a white Diascia - I must use more of them next year.
A thick mist has adorned the local fields the past few days. In my garden these flowers are my mists - here until the chill winds and frosts of autumn blow them away.
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
PS I will be posting an account of yesterday's Sing for Water - my head's still too full of the sights and sounds of yesterday's adventure for me to make sense of it for you yet. Probably tomorrow?