callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Garden News

Another golden day though not as warm as yesterday. Annuals and half-hardies are having a prolonged life but here’s a plant which should be flowering now.

It’s Saxifraga fortunei ‘Blackberry and Apple Pie’. I was delighted to find it at the garden centre a couple of weeks ago. This garden is much sunnier than my old one but there is some shade under shrubs where the saxifrage fits perfectly. The leaves are glossy green on top and dark red underneath. The flowers are variously described as white or ‘biscuit-coloured’, whatever that means. This one is almost green and so dainty.

First the shiny saxifrage leaves.

Then another rogue plant. This one appeared in one of my big pots and I let it flower to see what it would do. As you see, it’s been pretty well chewed. Now I know what it is, I can get rid of it.

The sedums are turning a gorgeous dark colour, deeper than this photo suggests.

I love this Gaura, which is a trembling mass of white and pink flowers but I just can’t seem to get a good picture of it.

It’s hugely pleasing to me that the Gaura plants are from cuttings I took last year.
Tags: autumn, garden

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