Sunday, 25 September 2016

Coming to an End

I like this time of year. Things have started to wind down in the garden as the tomatoes hasten to ripen before it gets too chilly and the bees and hoverflies gather the last of the nectar from our Pheasant Berries (Leycesteria formosa).
This attractive plant is a member of the Honeysuckle family, native to the Himalayas and China but it makes a welcome addition to our garden and is much appreciated by the insects.
The hoverflies are also busy gathering food from the last of the Gaillardias (Gaillardia pulchella).
The bright colours of this American native plant ensure that even though things are coming to an end in the garden, we are going out in a blaze of glory!
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