September 2012

Returning from a late summer holiday in Tuscany there is a noticeable change in the garden. Apples on the old tree are flushed red, and swaying clumps of bronze and copper-tinted pheasant’s tail grass are now weighed down by fluffy seeds. Agapanthus flowers are over, leaving behind the distinctive seed-heads that I love to draw and architectural stems of Phlomis offer further challenges for my sketchbook.

In the dry and shady front garden, slender stems bearing pale, butterfly-petalled flowers of Cyclamen hederifolium have appeared as if from nowhere. Their distinctive marbled leaves will emerge later – to our delight we discovered them growing wild along the verges of country lanes in Italy.

The light is golden and the sun still warm – time to harvest seeds and buy bulbs to plant out this month. Time also for the the much needed annual clear-up, shed-tidying and perhaps to day-dream of spring?

Judith Glover Garden Diary September 2012

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