After a glorious summer, we are now having a good start to a more autumnal season.
The borders are still full of the flowering herbaceous. Salvias, Crocosmia, Rudbeckia and Anemone are all looking good.
The very long flowering Persicaria amplexicaulis and Knautia macedonica have been flowering for months - both are favourites with bees, hoverflies and many other insects.
A plant new to us this year which has proved very popular is Nepeta Blue Dragon. The flowers are large for a Nepeta with a bushy more upright habit than most varieties.We will have more available next spring.
Kniphofia Percy's Pride is adding a touch of greeny-yellow to the border and the evergreen Trachelospermum jasminoides are looking splendid. This useful scented climber has clusters of white flowers.
Another plus for the time of year - the lawn has regained its green colour.