Wednesday, 30 September 2020

The Delargo Gardens - September

  Here we are again me Darlins,

September is over and Summer is well and truly gone.


This is the month when The Salvias, Dahlias and Fuchsias really come into their own, the jewel like colours catch the Autumnal light and dominate the garden

Salvia Coccinea
Salvia 'Love and Wishes'
Salvia Uliginosa
Salvia Guaranitica 'Blue Enigma'
Salvia x jamensis “Nachtvlinder”
Salvia Guaranitica Amistad
Salvia patens "Deep Blue"
Dahlia "Bishop of Llandaff"
 Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'
Agastache rugosa, 'Liquorice Blue'

 Perovskia atriplicifolia “Blue Spire”

We have a few new 'Stars' who have waited till now to take to the stage

We love all Nicotiana - but few can rival Nicotiana sylvestris for sheer elegance and drama. The scent is divine too
New for us this year, Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'. It was so small I never expected it to flower but it has and the colour is just amazing.
Maurandya scandens or "Snapdragon vine" was previously known as Asarina scandens, and it has also been categorized as Maurandella antirrhiniflora and Asarina antirrhiniflora. We still call it Asarina.

Despite the change in the season a few stalwarts have kept on blooming

 Lilium speciosum var. Rubrum
The Morning Glory Ipomoea tricolor “Kniola's Black” we planted out in the Spring is well over and gone but it has self sown and those seedlings are flowering !
Hemerocallis “Stella D'or” has managed to throw out a few more blooms
as have both our Osteospermum  this is 'Blue Eyed Beauty' which is quite a startling yellow
and this one which is now in the front garden and is huge was a cutting from a plant in Brighton
Another cutting, this time from our own plant last year, New Guinea impatiens. We love the colour and think this year we will try to over-Winter it in the kitchen
This is a self sown Lobelia. It has flowered from the Spring till now while all the others have long gone.
Our Black Eyed Susan Thunbergia alata has done so well this year and is still going.

Now if you are ready it is time for a quick tour of the gardens and grounds here at 'Delargo Towers'

Well that's about it me dears
The weather has been awful but we will try to enjoy what we have while we still have it .

We are already planting out pansies, polyanthus and violas to brighten the dreary months to come and have planted all manner of bulbs to usher in the Spring.

Till next time then me lovelies

I will pop the kettle on when I see you coming 



  1. All so stunning! I love all the Salvia Coccinea, It's really a lovely flower for the autumnal season isn't it? My very good friend uses it alot in his fall arrangements he send out. And how anyone can't stand Dahlias is beyond me. Those and Zinnas are so pretty, and such an array of colors.

    1. Hello dear, fab to have you back in the garden. Salvia Coccinea is a joy isn't it, such a vibrant colour that makes the other colours in the garden even more intense. I agree with you on Dahlias, there can be a fair bit of snobbery in gardening but not in ours. We must try growing Zinnias next year.

  2. It is amazing how a little bit of sunshine last month gave so many plants a massive "second flush". Even in the storms and wet at the moment, everything - not least the Fuchsias - is smothered in new buds...

    I hate Autumn, and the flowers seem to want to prolong Summer as much as we do! Jx

    1. Let's hope they can carry on doing their stuff for a good while yet.

  3. Oh gorgeous. My little wee garden is starting to slowly perish.Just what are the flowers in the first pic, they are very cheery?

    1. Hello there, thanks for dropping into the garden.
      It is sad to watch the glories of summer slowly die down with only the bleakness of Winter to look forward to. Pansies, Polyanthus and Violas will help us through that until the Spring when the whole cycle starts again.
      Sorry for not naming it but the flower in first photo is Verbena Bonariensis. It's tall stems floating above the rest of the border is an absolute must in any garden.

  4. Beautiful! BEAUTIFUL!!! Your Salvia "Blue Enigma" is electric - I love it! And that lily - it's like a chandelier. Or an especially festive alien squid...
    Do you get to sit in that seat at the far end of the garden, or is it completely overrun by plants?

    I'm not going to comment on your Ipomoea "Kniola's Black" because it would just fill me with resentment (bloody useless "Heavenly Blue" - can't even withstand 70 mph winds... Bah!)

    1. Oh my Gosh ! How late am I with this reply.Please forgive. It was lovely of you to drop into the garden, sorry we were out at the time.
      "Blue Enigma" is a bit like your Ipomoea "Heavenly Blue", a lovely colour but not a do'er and will be replaced next year and Yes plant space takes priority over space for people here so they have the second bench to themselves.
      We have spare seed harvested from this years "Kniola's Black" if you would like some in the Spring.

  5. So gorgeous!! I hope the weather improves in October so that you can sit out in the garden again a few times. The mud has arrived in Devon, and the hedges have bowed to the wind.

    1. Hello Ms Scarlet. Sorry I am so late with my reply, you must think me terribly rude.
      I come from Devon and can picture the image you conjure up. Wellies and a barbour jacket are a must but you will have the joy of the Woods and hedgerows next Spring.