The herbaceous plantings in our Autumn Garden are at their peak, providing an intense display of flower form, colour and texture.
Here the vibrant daisy Rudbeckia deamii var. fulgida provides an undulating blanket beneath the statuesque grass Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster.' In another corner Anemone 'Konigin Charlotte' mingles with the coneflower Echinacea 'Bressingham Hybrids,' and the deep Penstemon 'Raven.' All are punctuated by the epehemeral stems of Verbena bonariensis whose lilac-purple cymes wave gently in the breeze.
This high impact, late-flowering display serves as a reminder that summer is drawing to a close. There is still much to enjoy as the days shorten, with Colchicum species and Cyclamen hederifolium providing colourful carpets beneath tree canopies. Garden-wide, leaves are beginning to take on autumnal hues, while fruits are ripening and colouring to bring vibrant injections of colour. There is much still to bring cheer on an autumn day.