Late summer can be a tricky time in the garden. The summer plants have finished and the real autumn ones haven't started, but I have been very pleased by the highlights I have seen over the last few days. Hibiscus 'Oiseau Bleu' has been beautiful this year - very floriferous and bridging that late summer gap extremely well.
Here's a polymer clay pendant design just waiting to happen!
The Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' was a disaster earlier in the year - no flowers, eaten by snails and looking awful. However, it has perked itself up and it is rather a diva plant... "look at me!"...so I did look at it.
I liked the combination of geranium Rozanne, which has been flowering for ages, and a new crocosmia 'Emberglow', which I bought from Barnsdale.
The ever reliable rose Molineux, showing a delicate apricot tint on the petals.
Japanese Anemone 'Bressingham Glow', I think. I am sure I didn't plant it where it is, but it has brightened up this dull and slightly-shaded-by-jasmine corner.
Another pleasing combination of crocosmia (probably the species) with buddleia 'Buzz' magenta, supposedly a dwarf variety, but not this year!
Here is the piece de resistance! I haven't grown raspberries before, so ordered three canes for a tub, back in Spring. The one I chose was Joan J, an autumn fruiting variety.
Here are the first fruits of my labours. In fact, the plants have been relatively undemanding, except with water - they get through a watering-canful most evenings. I have fed them occasionally too.
I am very proud of this achievement and we are enjoying the fruits as they ripen. Sun ripened and still warm, they are delicious.
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