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September foliage - red and green

11 September 2017 22:10:53

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Lots of showers in Dublin today and cool with it, autumn has definitely arrived; just as well I was occupied with non-gardening matters.  Over the weekend I followed Monty's advice from Friday's GW programme, cut off the agapanthus flower stems and gave them one last feed of tomato fertiliser.  

I'm itching to plant some infill Narcissus 'Jetfire' and the new Iris 'Katherine's Gold' bought recently but the borders are still so full and flowering that I can't get into the spaces where I want to plant them!  Guess I'll have to wait a week or two. 

Leaves are starting to dress in their autumn finery, the young Sumach always being the first to colour up here, while the calm greens predominate on the shady side of the back garden.  I got Saxifraga stolonifera as a wee plant from Hazel at our last Johnstown get-together and it has certainly spread itself around in a short time.  Thanks Hazel, it's doing its job at the front of the shed bed and I hope to see flowers next year. 


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DeclanfromTipp DeclanfromTipp 11 September 2017 22:29:35

The Sumack put on a great display annually . They need watching though as the suckers can be a problem .


Moya Moya 11 September 2017 22:39:45

Love the Sumach too - so far it's behaving here. Your garden sounds like it's still in top form Joan. The Narcissus will be OK if you wait a week or two.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 11 September 2017 23:00:30

Lots of leaves down here in the last two days, Joan. Narcissus 'Jetfire' is a lovely daffodil and I also bought Iris 'Katherine Gold'. 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 September 2017 06:22:01

I love that Saxifraga. I have a similar one here. Certainly autumn is in the air. I spent a wakeful night listening to leaves blowing down the road all night, maybe we should close the window. :)

Lots of suckers coming up all over the place with my Zumach. I must check its colour today.


PCON PCON 12 September 2017 14:03:06

Wonderful foliage colours, Joan. On the corner of your lawn, it looks like the roundup treatment is working well. Best of luck


fraoch fraoch 12 September 2017 20:32:09

That Sumach is a fantastic colour. Really gorgeous!


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 September 2017 21:44:30

Just don't take your eye off the Saxifrage or it will take over!!!!! It definitely should lower for you next year. Mine took a year to establish too! 


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