It’s been another lovely Autumn weekend. Thankfully my finger was healed enough to get a big size glove over it and I was able to finish my garden tidy up and bulb planting. The Anemones are wildly flowering – a huge row of them all like soft cotton pleats and ruffles. And the first of my random seedling dahlias has flowered! Although it’s parent was a rather garish raspberry ripple this one is a smaller soft lemon and white. Probably nothing for the show bench but perfect for me.
In contrast to the wild colours in the garden right now, I’ve tried to keep the colours soft and quiet so as not to overpower the anemones. Pelargonium Appleblossom Rosebud which I used to have years ago, and recently got again from C’s aunt, who has a garden full of wonderful things, is doing brilliantly under the lime trees, so I picked quite a few of these.
Achillea ‘The Pearl’ was flopping all over a suffering rose and looks much better in the vase, and Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’ and ‘Hidcote Pink’ are just starting back into flower after a bit of a break.
One Hesperantha coccinea ‘Mrs Hegarty’, as they are almost finished, and a scented pelargonium and lots of Artemisia because they are taking over.
Bees and butterflies didn’t miss a chance to make me feel guilty for stealing their flowers.
Over at Rambling in the Garden Cathy has Spring Anemones to my Autumn ones.