John Keats described this time of year as the "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness".
This year we have also been blessed with an 'Indian Summer'
In Our Garden@19 the Crab Apple 'Golden Hornet' is covered with fruit..
...the Pear 'Invincible' has not been as prolific as in previous years.
The Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' is brightening up some of the more shady areas of the garden...
...leaving the Dahlias to strut their stuff in the sunshine.
|D. Bishop of Llandaff|
|D. Thomas A. Edison|
...along with the Cannas
One of the stalwarts of the autumn garden are the Asters, who have now undergone name reclassification, I think I will just call them 'Michaelmas Daisies'
This, I think is one of the best, Aster 'Little Carlow'...
...with A. 'Harringtons Pink' just coming into bloom.
No Autumn garden should be without Verbena bonariensis.
The annuals that I planted for summer/autumn are just beginning to bloom, this is Cobaea scandens, the cup and saucer plant, draped in fine cobwebs...
...with a Nasturtium from last years saved seed...
...and N. 'Black Velvet'...
...Convolvulus Major, Trumpet Mix is flowering in several different positions around the garden.
What I like about growing this plant is if someone mentions you have Bindweed in your garden you can reply, "No its Convolvulus"
The other annual climber is Ipomea lobata, Spanish Flag.
Viola 'Heartsease always has a place in Our Garden@19
We finish with a true flower of autumn the Cyclamen hederifolium.
What fruits and flowers have you been enjoying in your garden during this 'Indian Summer'?
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