I am still bewildered to find myself suddenly in September, aren't you?? I've noticed it's just started to feel chilly in the mornings now, luckily there are still plenty of beautiful blooms to provide a reminder of warmer longer days! I visited Birtley House this week and found their gardens were still looking stunning! Plenty of perennials with pops of colour like these Rudbeckia, Bishops Flower, Agapanthus and Dahlias - and they all look so healthy! What is their secret?!
Back in my own garden, here is how the Shepherds Hut is looking in September, the Cosmos are still doing well, and the Delphiniums are back for a second showing, I spent over an hour weeding this patch today, the wild strawberries had taken over! I still have to paint the hut before winter to ensure the wood is protected after it's expanded over the last year - a couple of dry days is all I ask!
My Teddy Bear sunflowers finally bloomed this week, I was thinking I'd planted them too late but they are looking very jolly - one for the repertoire I reckon, I bought the seeds off Ebay! The Moonwalkers are still standing tall, I thought I'd pose proudly with them :)