End of Month – September 2011
Whoops; I forgot to write it before I left for Scotland… Oh well, not that much has changed since this time last month…
I’d noticed a field of them in Scotland and was going to comment to Pete how odd it was that they were all blooming… Then I get home and from nowhere two blooms have appeared. They were not there on Friday when I watered the garden before I left. Crazy.
My Rudbekias have also finally begun to bloom, some Dianthus cuttings I took from the plants I bought way back in March sometime have also begun to bloom and some Cosmos I’ve been waiting months to bloom now have flower buds and it shouldn’t be long before they join the other Cosmos. Yet again they are only beginning to bloom in October… I think the seed are obviously a bit rubbish and I need to buy some fresh ones for next year; the ones that came free with Gardens Illustrated have been blooming for months now; since June so I can only assume it’s some duff seeds.
A few plants arrived from Beth Chato last week and I’ve managed to get some in… So far a couple of painted Lady Ferns and Tiarella; I still need to plant the Astilbe and Poppies. I’ve also been relocating lots of Forget-me-not seedlings I’ve been finding in pots and planting them around the Buddleja border to ensure I have their blooms in Spring.
The Cherry border is beginning to look a little better again thanks to the rain we’ve had in September… I’ve managed to plant quite a few Snowdrops in the border. As well as relocating a number of Foxglove seedlings into the area.