Late summer is richer, warmer, more golden.

It’s the colour of wheat fields, bejewelled hedgerows and sunlight bathing you and everything else in a gentler, more golden, tone.

Glorious California poppies about to flower bringing striking oranges to late summer border.

Glorious California poppies about to flower bringing striking oranges to late summer border.

August to September is when some of the most beautiful colours make their entry into the borders.  Not only do they arrive cloaked in the richest of colours, they arrive bold and beautifully with statuesque forms and the downiest most velvety of stems and petals.

Helenium 'Moorheim'. Rustic oranges, reds and yellows. With gorgeous dome shaped centres.

Helenium ‘Moorheim’. Rustic oranges, reds and yellows. With gorgeous dome shaped centres.

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Sulphur yellow and furry stems of Verbascum ‘Polar Summer’.

Magnificent and tropical looking splendour with Crocosmia "Lucifer"

Magnificent and tropical looking splendour with Crocosmia “Lucifer”

Welcome now to the cacophony of agapanthus, dahlias, sunflowers, verbascums, cosmos, crocosmias and all manner of beauties.

White agapanthus about to burst into star like blooms.

White agapanthus about to burst into star like blooms.

Beautiful red dahlias bringing height, style and vibrancy to late borders

Beautiful red dahlias bringing height, style and vibrancy to late borders

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