It’s been mild here again this month. Over the years I’ve got used to first frosts beginning during the first week of October. Temperatures have cooled a little it’s true but for some reason the cold snap hasn’t arrived. Indoors I’ve changed our lightweight summer bedding for toasty winter quilts but outdoors I’ve left my collection of tender scented geraniums on the deck where they are thriving. I will move them into the greenhouse at the first sign of frost but there’s no sign of it so far.
Helenium ‘Dark Beauty’
We visited Forde Abbey in Dorset recently. It’s an amazing garden and well worth a visit.
Asters for Autumn
No country garden is complete without Asters… Their common name is Michaelmas Daisies and you can see why. They flower profusely in autumn and are smothered with daisy like flowers. Colours range from pure white, through every shade of blue, lilac, pink and purple.