I love this time of year, end of September / October can be such wonderful months.
Although I enjoy those languid days of mid summer – I also like the bright crisp mornings that October can bring. The air in the garden seems to be filled with the scent of the earth. Deep and rich, with a hint of leaf mold.
Living where we do on the West coast – we have the most fantastic big skies. Even though there are clouds and rain – the skies take on a clarity and light which is breathtaking.
It is also a betwixt and between kind of time. Looking back to the spring / summer that has just gone – and making plans for the garden next year. Storing veg we grew this year and planting produce for next.
One of the best things about the past year has been reading garden blogs. If there is one thing that I have got this year from all the blogs I have read; it is day lilies.
This is a plant that I have ignored all my life – I have never had any in any of my own gardens – and if any friends have had them in theirs – they must have passed me by. But the enthusiasm and joy that so many bloggers have greeted their day lilies with this summer, has meant that I had to give them a second look, particular mention here must go to Chey / Maritime Gardener, her day lilies are quite something. Plus she is an amateur day lily hybridizer
Zoe / Garden Hopping then gave me the addresses of places in the UK that supplied daylilies. Some of the specialist suppliers have lists that are mind bogglingly long and I really didn’t know where to start. So I started with a chap on e-bay (adamsplants) as his list was somewhat smaller and Zoe said she had success with growing good plants from the fans he provided. I have ordered three, which have duly arrived and been planted in the keyhole bed. So I am looking forward to seeing if I like them, and if I do – why haven’t I grown them before!
So THANK YOU all you garden bloggers who mentioned day lilies and brought them to my attention this summer – and I wonder what will catch my eye next year on your blogs!