A Quick Catch-up
Thankfully, as the summer comes to an end I’m taking fewer photos, which means less for me to sort though and even less chance of me needing to make ‘catch-up’ posts. Ok, so this time there is an excuse, as I’ve been on holiday (woo hoo) and it’s been a shock to the system coming back to really rather cold temperatures. So these images are from the end of August, but things haven’t changed much.
I cut back some of the Aquilegia seedheads, even though I think they’re actually rather pretty and frequently photograph them in winter. Meanwhile Flat-topped Aster is the only Aster blooming, still. I left with a couple of blooms on a white Aster in the front garden, and there’s still only a couple open. I think they’re teasing me now.
Every year I adore this combination. Last year they were joined by Asters, but I don’t think it’ll happen this year as the Crocosmia are now almost finished. The Stipa will, of course still look gorgeous when the Asters decide to bloom.
Pennisetum Macrourum is gorgeous, I decided not to plant them so I’ll have to be sure to protect them so they make it through the winter and I can’t wait until they’re fully mature with lovely planting around them – I’m thinking similar to the Stipa; Crocosmia????
I bought this Gypsophilia mainly for vases but also for lovely bokeh image… Only it’s actually been really quite difficult to get nice bokeh shots of it! So in a last-ditch attempt I think I finally managed it.