It's hot, hot, hot! For October here in Edinburgh that is! Despite a couple of cold mornings, the
|End of Month View|
Mind you, we are forecast more seasonal norms from next week onwards. I need to find the time at some point to get out and chop a few things back. Most of the flowers are finished, as you can clearly see in the large image below, taken a couple of days ago.
I think the Acer on the top tier is the stand out plant, foliage wise, this week. Perennial wise, the Persicaria continues to impress me. It is now entering it's 5th month of flowering.
|End of Month View October 2014|
|Lupins, Sedum and Helianthus blooming end of October|
Geum Bell Bank, might be showing signs of powdery mildew but it is not blighting some welcome late blooms. These coppery pink blooms, may for some, be a bit wishy washy in comparison to other Geums available but I don't mind that, I rather like it. I also find this plant holds a bit better shape than some that I've tried and got rid of before.
|Geum Bell Bank flowering end of October 2014|
The Photinia fraseri Red Robin, which for the first few months, was quite frankly, getting on my nerves and all summer it just blended into the background, so much so I hardly noticed it. The plant had previously grown a bit straggly, not quite how I envisaged it. So back in April I introduced some canes in an attempt at getting it to grow a bit more upright. They seemed to have done the trick and is now making quite a nice shape. It's earned itself a bit of a reprieve for now.
|Photinia fraseri Red Robin|
I hope the weekend is a good one and I'm off now to see what's happening in your garden! Thanks for reading.