Yum, I love this time of year! September seems to have an endless supplies of tomatoes, so I know Ill be making my end of season tomato soups.

I chop up the tomatoes, one onion and about three cloves of garlic and a few chilis. I roast them off for about 40 minutes and them blitz them till smooth and then enjoy with some granary bread, lush!!

The weather is changing too, I still have my fingers crossed for an ‘Indian Summer’ but at the moment in Suffolk, its seems like rain, rain or windy. 🙁

It’s still gilet and shorts weather for work, Im dreading getting the Winter coat, hat and scarf out though.

There are stunning flowers out at the moment, just walking around the gardens at work I have found these beauties!!

The wonderful Rudbeckia, it bridges the seasons between late summer and autumn, one of my favourites, easy to grow from seed and to propagate by lifting and dividing what the clump gets too big.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum, lovely big flower heads and the bees and butterflies, love them. They use them for their last pit stop before the end of the year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leycesteria, Pheasant Berry, this border plant has worked hard this season with its long arching stems dripping with rich purple pearls careful holding those seeds for next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone, I love seeing this lovely pink flower towards the back of the border, coming alive! With a slight breeze, they sway, carefully dancing learning the moves on Strictly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And lastly Dahlias, how can you forget these? They are in my opinion the jewel in the crown, this time of the year the flower borders, I even have some on the patio, of course, keeping up to date on the dead heading will keep these flowering until the first frosts.

That’s it for September, see you in October.

Keep dead heading!!

Suz x

 

Sue Russell
One of my earliest memories; helping my Mum and Dad weed the veggie plot and collecting chicken eggs from the chooks at the end of the garden. I grew up on a farm as a child and always had my own piece of land to grow and learn with, so I suppose its in the blood!
In my mid twenties, I re trained in Horticulture (Professional Gardening ANCH) and set up my own Gardening business working for clients in the Suffolk/Essex area. For the last thirteen years Ive had the pleasure of working on a private twenty five acre estate tending to the grounds.
Most recently, eighteen months ago, I joined the team at Thompson and Morgan in the Customer Care department.
Also season ticket holder at Ipswich Town Football Club!!

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