It’s time to keep watering and dead-heading to keep the flowers going, as we move into the late Summer flowering season. At this time of year things can all look rather green… so make sure you have a good selection of late flowering perennial/plants to keep the bright colours going into Autumn. Check out our Plantwatch below for some suggestions.
Wisterias seem to be going crazy at the moment with their summer wispy growth, keep this cut back before it gets out of hand.
Look out for late Summer colour:
Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii goldturm - this great ‘Black eyed susan‘ is ideal for a blast of late summer colour from August to October. Large golden yellow daisy like flowers with cone shaped black centres. Plant in bold drifts in the middle of the border.
Perovskia Blue Spire - a popular Russian sage. Lovely aromatic foliage with upright spikes of violet/blue flowers around 1-1.2m high. Good late summer colour and fairly drought tolerant.
Anemone x Hybrida Honorine Jobert - another lovely late summer flowering plant with elegant, cup-shaped, white flowers on tall, wiry stems. The leaves are vine-like, dark green, and semi-evergreen. Plant in sun or shade and towards back of the border as this can get up to 1.5m high.
Good time to...
Prune wispy Wisteria
Keep dead-heading flowering plants
Keep watering all areas of your garden, pots, containers, borders, flowerbeds and lawns
Gardens in the News
The Garden Museum is holding an exhibition on Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies to mark 100 years since the publication of these beautiful illustrations.
Design and planting job completed in Clapham
Seasonal garden tidy-up in New Malden
Please do get in touch for any of your gardening needs
Toby and The Urban Gardeners team