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Members' Blogs - Week 18 of Lockdown

Lesley

Chocolate Cosmos in the sunshine.

Patio rose still going strong.

And geraniums or is it pelargoniums - such good value!

Kniphofia - ‘Percy’s Pride’ I think!

One of my favourites -Verbena Borariensis- great for the bees.

And finally Cotoneaster- a mass of berries.

Dave

So pleased that the Botanic Garden will shortly open initially to Friends.

This week I thought I would first of all include a photo of the acer palmatum in the garden which is starting to show its Autumn colour.

So the year moves on from Lockdown Spring and Summer and maybe or maybe not a slightly relaxing Autumn.

Then there are a number of photos of that much maligned perennial Crocosmia.

Much maligned because of the common Montbretia which, if given a chance, will take over your garden as it has half of Cornwall and Ireland. But there are varieties that don't take over and give colour at this time of the year. They are also reliably hardy and trouble free. Mind, Crocosmia Lucifer can also be a bit of a thug but flowers earlier in the year.

The final photo is a well loved shrub flowering at this time of the year. It's a white form of buddleia.

Unfortunately I couldn't catch a butterfly on it. Maybe they don't like white flowers.

Keith

Lilies.