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September 2021

Apples are ripening while the garden takes on a burst of colour.

Helianthus in the hot border, - a dependable favourite perennial flowering well into the autumn.

Cosmos (Mexican Aster) have excelled themselves this year. Sarah Raven says: Cosmos are stacked full of nectar and pollen, making them great for creating a wildlife friendly garden. They produce more bunches of flowers from a square metre than any other plant, so are brilliant for growing your own cut flowers.

Good choice Eileen & co!

Butterfly Heaven. Peacock, Red Admiral and Tortoiseshell, with bees, all enjoying the nectar on the sedum.


Red Admiral

A look of consternation? Perhaps he’s spotted the Flame Creeper on the wall of the Old Privy ! (Tropaeolum speciosum).

However did this lobelia cardinalis find its way into the Cool Border?