In last week’s six I featured our Choisya ternata which has surprised me by flowering more beautifully than ever in September.
The climactic conditions are clearly just right for a second inflorescence at the moment as this week’s six shows.
As ever thanks to our very own horticultural messiah The Propagator for hosting SOS.
1. Tess of the d’Urbevilles
Tess is back and my she is lovely. This winter I am going to put in wires to train her properly up our front wall.
2. Lady of Shallott
Another David Austin stunner just on the brink of bursting back into flower.
3. Charleston Kniphofia
This is actually the first flowering for my red hot poker plant kindly given to me by Fi, the head gardener at Charleston, because it was not inkeeping with the 1930s-40s look she is aspiring to. It is with great sadness that I have decided I can no longer volunteer at Charleston this year as I want to concentrate on my writing and paid work now my youngest is starting school.
Our Ceanothus hasn’t been too happy this year after I moved it to a new spot just before flowering. Hopefully this second set of blooms means it is settling in to its new home.
Nextdoor’s cat is a big fan of our catmint back in bloom after I cut it back in July.
I am finishing not with flowers but with three unidentified grasses given to me by my mum, which are enjoying a new lease of life after I cut back the overgrown shrub behind them. Any names as ever gratefully received although it may be hard to tell from this picture.