One of the things that people find challenging about their garden at this time of year, is how there’s a bit of a lull as summer plants come to the end of flowering, after all they’ve flowered & spread seed & are ready for a rest.
Dead-heading and feeding to keep plants flowering works for a while, but the best thing is to have a few plants that reach their peak in late summer, taking centre stage after their summer cousins have done their thing.
Flowers at this time of year are valuable sources of nectar too, helping to reach that ideal of having flowers in the garden all year round.
Flowers aren’t the only thing to keep a garden looking interesting, coloured foliage, topiary, shapely trees, a small piece of sculpture are also great additions to a garden.
In other news, work has started on our garden and grass is being ripped up ready for the paving outside the french doors, I’ll post some photos soon.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
all photos: Jill Anderson.