The Garden in Autumn

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Argyranthemum 'Crested Pink'Work continues apace developing the structure of the garden.  The patio with raised beds and pergola is complete, the Rosemoor Border and the Hot Border are created and partially planted up, and we are now working on the central rill and the Blue Border.  We just hope the weather will hold so that we can get the rest of the structural components of the garden completed, putting us on target for opening next year.

Hot BorderI’m never sure if I’m keen on the expression “good doers” to describe plants that perform well.  But it is a fact that, each year, there are certain plants that are really quite outstanding.  This year one such is Argyranthemum ‘Crested Pink’.  Planted in our new raised bed on the patio, in clear view through the glazed doors of the garden room, it has produced a constant succession of pink daisy flowers throughout the summer and it looks like it will continue well into the autumn, probably until the first frosts.

Having had a couple of years “in between gardens”, we are starting to enjoy the passing of the seasons in the garden once again, each season marked by particular areas of the garden.  As we move into autumn, the Hot Border is really coming into its own.   It’s great to be gardening again!