… since I last joined in with SOS. Lockdown with three kids was pretty intense and it was hard to find time to blog. But it’s nice to be back sharing six things that are brightening up my garden this week. I’m looking forward to seeing what the The Propagator and other SOSers have been up to.
1. Cosmos – the gift that keeps on giving
These babies were self-sown and all come from just one plant. It didn’t flower until September but has been blooming ever since in a glorious riot of pink.
2. Salvia ‘Amistad’
I treated myself to two of these gorgeous velvety blue salvias for some late season colour. ‘Amistad’ is not fully hardy so I should probably take cuttings in case I lose them this winter.
3. Ophiopogon and Stachys
I planted this contrasting combination of black mondo grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ and silvery lamb’s ear, Stachys byzantinus ‘Silver Carpet’ to provide a distraction by our bins.
4. Hi, I’m a fun-guy
It’s fungi season in the garden. Does anyone know what type of mushroom this is? My six-year-old is fascinated but also terrified of ‘poisonous mushrooms’.
5. Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’
Possibly the best of the Japanese anemones, still going strong in our garden. I love the purity of these white petals with their happy little centres (god I’ve got an RHS Level 2, I should know what they’re called, stamens and er pollen-y bits???).
6. Curly courgettes
Our courgette plants are still flowering but the courgettes are a rather strange shape. As if they’re just waiting to be spiralized. Is this something that happens to late season zucchini?