The Slope on Thursday 19th September

Sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple of weeks.  I’ve been away celebrating a birthday and sharing some of my favourite places with some American friends.

I’ll share my experiences with you when I manage to catch up with everything that needs to be done in the garden and the house, but for now at least here’s the weekly view of the slope.  Don’t forget GBFD on the 22nd!

Since my last post about the slope the weather changed from high summer to autumn and is now actually sunny and warm again.  September is often like this in my part of Italy; the beginning of September arrives with rain and cooler weather followed by a glorious couple of weeks when the garden has been revived by the rain but is still wearing its summer clothes!

The Perovskia is bluer than ever

The Perovskia is bluer than ever

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The penesetum I planted here last year have been slow to establish, but I'm sure they'll improve.

The penesetum I planted here last year have been slow to establish, but I’m sure they’ll improve.

Mirabilis jalapa or Bella di Notte, more flowers with the cooler days

Mirabilis jalapa or Bella di Notte, more flowers with the cooler days

Thanks to Annette for the correct name of Bella di Notte, Mirabilis jalapa.

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21 thoughts on “The Slope on Thursday 19th September

  1. The Perovskia is still looking gorgeous. Mine has been flattened by lots of rain, but still manages to radiate summer feelings even in the chilly weather we’ve had!

    • I have one Perovskia that is from a volenteer which has a really prostrate habit, I quite like it except its at the edge of the drive and so is driven over on a regular basis.

  2. Same sort of weather here but I’m glad it rained thus allowing me to plant all my bulbs! It’s supposed to get very warm again and I look forward to this! Too early for serious autumn, isn’t it?

  3. Tanti auguri per il tuo compleanno Christina! La festa di San Fiacre all’Orto Botanico è stata bellissima, ma si sentiva molto la tua mancanza… Il tuo giardino è sempre bellissimo, il mio invece accusa ancora i colpi dell’estate ed ha un aspetto un po’ spento…

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