Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Delargo Gardens - October

Here we are again me dears, up to date and almost on time with the October issue..
What an interesting month it was, with record breaking, both high and low temperatures.
Every thing has done well though and we have plenty of colour to see us into Autumn.

We thought that there was an evil Ash tree blocking our sun all Summer but no, it turned out to be an American Black Walnut tree depriving us of our sunshine.

The plants seem happy enough though.

Our dahlia has been amazing this year

It is still flowering well - right to the end of the month.

The Salvias and Spanish Flag are still going strong too.

both pillars of Black eyed Susan are a mass of flowers

They are now either end of the bench so we can enjoy them better

The three expensive but rather scrappy Coreopsis bought from Sainsbury's have not done much but a least have a few flowers now.

They go very well with the late flush from Salvia patens.

Our Perovskia atriplicifolia “Blue Spire” -

all the Verbena x hybrida -

and Dianthus “Super Trouper Sissy” all are having a second flush too

As are the Verbena bonariensis -

Mimulus -

and Pelargonium grandiflorum “Deli”

The early Salvias and the late ones are overlapping nicely; this is the fab sky blue of Salvia uliginosa.

An unexpected surprise was this random self sown 
Cleome “Colour Fountain” - a must for next year methinks.

We are very pleased with that happy chance.

We planted several Coboea scandens this year even along the washing line. they are all looking fab.

I did say last time that I was not going to include the Fuchsias as I intended to give them a post of thir own. They are however just too lovely to ignore:


Hazel Elizabeth

the biggest of all fuchsia flowers, Bella Rosella

Viva Ireland

Deep Purple

and finally Caroline.

Summer has gone and Winter is coming !

Here are the first new arrivals to brighten up the cold dark months ahead - Pansies.

Then there is this little beauty getting itself ready to do its thing in the Spring -
Scilla peruviana, the Portuguese squill.

 After being dug up for the move it didn't flower this year. We are looking forward to seeing it next.

there tiz then me lovelies
So till next time


  1. The final flush, as the clocks go back, and winter draws in... Fabulous. Jx

    1. Indeed.
      Enjoy what we have, prepare for the Spring and plan for next Summer.