Nights are drawing in followed by misty mornings, but there are still plenty of flowers. Now the temperature is perfect for dahlias and the last flush of roses. These and the soft tones of michaelmas daisies are giving the plot a lovely glow.
September and October are perfect months to plant hardy perennials to enable them to establish in the still warm soil and to grow strong roots before the Spring. Lots of planting in the plot and garden this week, but not enough room for everything I have grown on and so there are a small selection of plants available to buy. See below.
Deliveries of flowers and plants are available this Friday, Saturday and early Sunday afternoon.
Please email me if you would like flowers or plants delivered or if you would like to pre-order and pick up from Sofacoma Market(Lake St, Oxford) this Sunday morning from 10.00am until midday. Delivery is free with a minimum order of £7.50 within 6 miles of Oxford.
Hardy Perennial Plants
All these are in leaf now and will flower next year.
Geum Scarlet Tempest: a red/orange/apricot geum which is reliable, pretty and loved by pollinating insects. This variety likes to be planted in part shade, but can tolerate sun too. It grows to around 45 cms and will flower in Spring and also Autumn if cut back. Lovely for the front of a border or threaded through other plants. £3.50 a litre pot; £5.00 a 2 litre pot.
Eryngium Planum: a striking blue, bee friendly plant which is great for cutting as well as in the garden border. Can be planted in part sun, part shade and will reach 45cms – 60cms. £3.50 a litre pot.
Scabiosa columbaria ochroleuca: my favourite plant of this year, it adds a lovely gentle creamy yellow to the border. Small, delicate flowers wave on tall, wiry stems up 80cms . It attracts insects too and gently self seeds. A beautiful plant which is fully hardy. £3.00 a litre pot.
Small jam jar: £7.50
Pickle jar: £10.00
Bouquets: start at £15.00 (with at least 30 stems)
Buckets: start at £20.00 for lovely, garden-gathered flowers to arrange yourself. Makes a great present. Each bucket contains at least 40 stems of what’s growing best at the plot that week and will include show stoppers like roses and a variety of supporting act flowers such as cosmos and asters. A small number of grasses and seed heads are often included to provide movement and interest.
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