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Autumn round the corner.

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By anget

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While I’ve been working in the greenhouse today, I have noticed how much Autumn is creeping into the garden. The hues are softer although mostly stronger colours. I took some pics of plants that appeal.


Dahlias from ‘Autumn Dazzler’ seeds.


Half-hardy fuchsia ‘Neon Tricolor’. My favourite fuchsia. Flowers quite late in the season.


Rudbeckia ‘Herbstonne’.


Echinacea ‘White Swan’ from seed, going over now.


Pink calamint and last of ‘Doris’.


Hydrangea ‘Zorro’. Lovely late colouring.


Pyracantha ‘Red Sentinel’. Lovely coloured berries, but never any interest from the birds.


Self-seeded sedum. Clumped up really quickly. And lastly, jolly Autumn reds:

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Love your early Autumn plants Ange, the dahlia is a beautiful colour. Your white swan echinacea is especially lovely too. I've a very small echinacea plant that has grown from seeds sown in the spring, and I'm so pleased it has a flower bud now...

6 Sep, 2020

 

Agree with Janey. I’ve never heard of pink calamint but I do like it ... is it perennial? A little bit like my Viscaria, a pretty late annual.

6 Sep, 2020

 

Janey, I have learnt the hard way that patience is a virtue with echinacea seeds. I grew some a couple of years ago, planted them out too early and lost the lot! This year I grew them for quite some months before putting them out and still very few have survived the slugs. The ones that have stayed with me, though, have been worth the effort (I think!).

Sheila, yes, it's a perennial and it's been out for weeks and smothered in bees. An unassuming little plant but I love it!

6 Sep, 2020

 

All lovely, I do like the fuchsia :-)

6 Sep, 2020

 

wonderful flowers , love reds in garden , I am no good at growing pyracantha , yours has abundant berries , surprised birds don't take them but they look lovely in autumn to keep colour going . loving all but especially berries and last picture

6 Sep, 2020

 

That Sedum is a stunner, those leaves are so vivid, and a self seeder.

6 Sep, 2020

 

Autumn is a colourful season in your garden, Lovely photos :)

7 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks, all. D'lily, finding the fuchsia was a fluke. We went to Old Court Nurseries for asters a couple of years ago and they had just one of this on display. I 'acquired' it , naturally. It was October and the plant was full of flower then. I've not seen it advertised anywhere in this country.

I love the sedum, Siris. I think it must have been a seed from our old garden, but how it popped up in this one I have no idea. P'raps compost from an old pot.

Hywel, I love this time of year and the effect of the softer light. Means I can get away with the brasher colours I like!

7 Sep, 2020

 

Lots of fall color in your garden. You've obviously put a lot of work & care into it.

7 Sep, 2020

 

Thank you, B'gate. I think this is my favourite time of year in the garden.

7 Sep, 2020

 

Lovely autumnal feel and colour. I love autumn too, Ange. I look forward to my acers transforming from green shades to bright oranges and reds. Cosy fires, warm blankets and the smell of wood burning. Not the dark nights though.

7 Sep, 2020

 

Gorgeous autumn colour.

8 Sep, 2020

 

You have lovely autumn plants love the tri colour Fuchsia

8 Sep, 2020

 

Thank you all.
3d: the fuchsia looks to be fussy. The parent plant has only had 3 flowers on it all summer. This is a cutting in a planter and it's only just started to flower. Very late indeed. I hope I can keep them both over the winter.

9 Sep, 2020

 

On the first garden site I use to go on Anget years ago a male gardener in Scotland was a Fuchsia s expert he told me to over winter Fuchsia s he cut all dead off them trimmed them back and put 25 per cent mixed compost the rest peat in a pot some times grouping his fuchsia s together in a large container then storing them in his shed keeping them damp through out the winter.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks for the info. 3d.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Beautiful Anget, and that self seeded sedum is devine.

13 Sep, 2020

 

Your very welcome Anget.😊

13 Sep, 2020

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