It might be September, but my garden is still teeming with bees (and the odd butterfly) and the flowers are still blooming.
One bee I’ve noticed buzzing about is a Red-tailed Bumblebee. It’s noticeable because it’s much bigger than the other bees buzzing around the garden.
The Echinacea ‘Delicious Candy’ plant is a new addition to the garden. I spotted it last weekend and just had to have it. It looks great and has a wonderful name too.
The Gaillardia Aristata plant is also new to the garden. I could see it was attracting bees while we were in the garden centre and I just had to have it. If a plant attracts bees and butterflies then it’s very welcome in my garden!
The Serenity flowers have done very well this year. They’ve flowered all summer and still seem to be going strong. You might remember them being doused in rain back in June.
Dahlias – Quite possibly my favourite plant. Yet another flower which has done very well this summer, however, something has been eating the foliage on these.
Having seen butterflies around and bees around the Black-eyed Susans at Blaen-y-Cwm, I decided I wanted some in my garden. I ended up coming home from a garden centre with a more compact version, this Rudbeckia Little Gold Star.
The Red-tailed Bumblebee spent quite some time on the Hebe. A White-tailed Bumblebee landed next to it and was soon pushed away. It obviously wanted some peace, and, to be fair, the Hebe plant has plenty of flowers to go around. The White-tailed Bumblebee just needed to choose a different part of the plant!
I love my pinks, purples and blues, so when I saw a Penstemon in these colours at The Old Coach House garden I knew I had to get one. Such wonderful colours!
Again, the Marigolds have done very well this year and have flowered throughout the summer. They’re always a joy to photograph.
Fuchsias have always been a feature in the garden. I remember them in the garden of the house I grew up in.
Finally, tomatoes! Still waiting to ripen.
How is your garden doing now summer is almost over?