Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS.
I am pleased to say the it is the last weekend of the Edinburgh Festival so that means work will be quieter and I will be able to spend more time in the Garden. The garden has looked after itself over the past few weeks but there is a lack of plants flowering at the moment. I might spend the next few weeks researching plants that flower profusely this time of year.
Here is my six.
1. Lily Flash Point
Not a lot I can say about this plant the picture says it all. The flowers are as big as my hand and spectacular.
2. Main Border
Most of the flowers have stopped flowering in this border. However as you can see there is still colour in the border. The Silver City Dahlias and of course the Lily Flash Point offer big bold colour. The Hydrangea at the back has been spectacular this year but I am seriously thinking of removing it from the garden. I read with interest 30 days of Wild Parentings excellent blog last week about Hydrangeas and found out the at most hybrid Lace Cap Hydrangeas are sterile and don’t attract pollinators. I have bought 2 different hydrangeas this week, a Quercifolia (Snowflake) and a Panculata (Pinky Winky) and do have space for these to go but the question is do I remove the Lace Cap and buy another pollinator friendly Hydrangea.
3. Sedum Atlantis
This plant also arrived this week. Sedum Takisemense Atlantic is a new cultivar which won the plant of the year at Chelsea. Hardy down to -20 degrees this should be a welcome addition to the garden. The only problem I may have with it is that the slugs and snails may like it.
3. Sedum Makioni
This plant has been pretty dormant all year but over the last month it has sprung into life. It will not flower this year but should look pretty spectacular next year.
5. Heuchera Purple Palace
This plant has performed well this year. Big purple, brown and green leaves it has a big spread. I have 2 of these plants in a North facing border. I got these plants from the bargain shelf a couple of years ago and they are starting to come into their own.
6. Geranium Rozanne
A staple of many gardens I started growing this this year. It is a great plant but it is a thug and is rampantly taking over the border it is in. I think this is the first plant I am going to transfer over to my new border and give it plenty of space to grow.
That is my six for this week.
This weekend is going to be a chill weekend and tidy the garden up slowly and try and discover things I have missed over the last month.
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Until next week goodbye.