My Garden in September

September already, and the changing season is clear to see when I look out into my garden.

The leaves on my tree and acer are turning a beautiful burnt orange colour, and the bright splashes of colour are starting to dwindle.

Garden September tree

Garden September acer

My Japanese anemone’s still going strong..

japanese anemone

I love the vibrant colours of my sedum…


and my dahlias are just starting to flower…


These absolutely stunning dianthus chianti double have been flowering for over a month now and are just so pretty..

dianthus chianti double

And I have had one, just one, of my gladioli flower…


I’ve been busy out there recently, cutting back my cut-flower patch, ready for reorganising and replanting some of my perennials. As I wrote earlier this year, I could see that some things needed moving about come autumn, so now’s the time. I’ve moved my peony, taken a hydrangea out of it’s pot, and added some new plants and cuttings onto the flower patch area, too. It means there’ll be year round interest there now, and I’m already looking forward to sprinkling my seeds in and around the perennials next spring, ready to re-create another cut-flower area.

Garden September, cut flower patch

Next job is to plant in my latest bulbs delivery, which will probably be in the pots, though I’ll scatter some throughout the garden, too. And I’m still waiting on some fairy roses for the front garden, which I’m a tad too excited about! There should be another peony with that delivery, too, which will go in the patch photographed above. So, it’s all go, with plenty to do with the cooler weather moving in, so that I can get the garden the way that I’d like it to last through the winter months when I can do very little out there. I want it to be ready to burst forth with colour and life next spring.

How about you? How’s your garden growing?


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19 thoughts on “My Garden in September”

  1. Isn’t that dianthus gorgeous! I love Acer’s too-they go such gorgeous shades of red don’t they? my sedum is looking a bit raggedy, but I think that’s because i keep forgetting to tidy it up properly every year 🙂

  2. Sounds like you’ve got big plans for your garden! That dianthus chianti is fantastic, I’ve not seen one like that before. I’ve got an Acer on my to buy list but I’m running out of space to put things. Do you think it would grow in a pot?

  3. I aspire to one day your organisational skills Jocelyn! I love how you are planning ahead and I can see how it’ll pay off already next year. You really are embracing gardening with both arms now aren’t you?
    So many of us inspired to try a cut flower patch next year after seeing yours earlier this year 🙂
    Lovely shots missus – and as always, thanks for joining in x

    1. I do like to plan! I’m totally into it, though I know I’m a fair weather gardener, which is why I’m trying to get everything set now before the wet and cold come and get me! So lovely to think I’ve inspired lots of cut flower patches, too, and I’m already looking forward to mine – I have my seeds! Thanks very much and thanks for hosting x

    1. Most of them only went in this year, too, though those anemones have been there for years and they do come back stronger each year – gorgeous.

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