A big thank you to the five of you who entered my photographic competition. Here are some of their lovely photographs of my gardens in September. I have taken the liberty of adding a comment about some of the pictures. Davy Blakemore had a slight advantage as he came to the garden later in the month when there was more Autumn colour. I have nominated at the end of this post an overall winner rather than a single picture.
My dwarf sedums are often unobserved by visitors but not by the bees
|This aquatic in my pond is a bit of a thug
|Clematis fargesioides in Bolton Percy cemetery. It more or less dies down in winter and from July flowers all Summer and Autumn. It also seeds itself around
|Short lived perennial which prolifically sets seed
|Only survived the 2010 Winter on my best drained soil
|This aquatic euphorbia grows well on poorly drained soil
|It has been a struggle with the rabbits but we are winning now.
|The cercidophyllum tree on the left has a long lasting and powerful candy floss smell.
|Don’t neglect the Autumn colour of herbaceous perennials such as hostas
Jenna Brogden aged 12
|Agapanthus likes sunshine
|Phlox growing in a very narrow border next to the house, most of its roots are in the hardcore of the drive
and the winner is Jenna Brogden
A ten pound voucher is on its way. Thank you Jenna, your imaginative photos show a real talent.