With their tall, spiky, green stems and funnel shaped flowers which burst into beautiful blooms in a myriad of colours, gorgeous Gladioli are definitely the glamour queens of the late Summer, early Autumn garden!
Crisp, clear mornings, dew on the grass and some hard frost this week: Autumn is most definitely starting to bite! And yet, many little gems are still proudly defying the seasonal changes and continuing to bloom their head off!
My #SixonSaturday this week comes from the south east coast of Cyprus. One of the things I love most about going on holiday is seeing all the unusual plants and flowers in bloom!
It may be most definitely Autumn now but there is still so much to behold in the garden if we can but find it, in between the showers!
Don't let Autumn be a dull time your garden as there are lots of perennial plants which can extend the season of colour and interest right through September and October.
White Hydrangeas make a real statement in the garden as they add height and show stopping big, blousy blooms which last through to Autumn.
If there is one flower in my garden that I get more compliments on than any other, it would be my absolutely lovely Lupins!
An absolutely gorgeous blast of sunshine has just made all those reluctant, late Summer blooms peep out from their damp corners and burst into a flurry of colour! And when the sun hits those floriferous blooms, everything just looks like it has been painted anew.
I've often thought Buddleja gets a raw deal as a garden plant: it doesn't always get the praise it deserves in what it can bring to the garden!