This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Autumn Colour - perennials n shrubs

Loving the Autumn weather in Northern Ireland! Temperature this week: 15-18 C / 61-64 F.

This view of my garden is "a little bit country" just like me!

Variety: Crocosmia (bulb / orange flowers). Flowers: August to Sept. Easy & reliable.

Variety: Calendula (annual / yellow flowers).
Flowers: Aug to first frost. Self seeds.

Variety: Sedum Autumn Joy (perennial / red flower heads). Easy to divide & multiply. Flowers: July to Oct with flowers starting green, turning pink, then red, then burgundy. (Pictured left)

Unidentified??? Not sure what the flowers are pictured with the Sedum Autumn Joy? They are definitely perennial and I love the colour.


  1. Love the country look! So peaceful and colorful, too.

  2. I have become one of your followers, for I love Ireland. I will wander through your garden from time to time when I need one of my little virtual vacations. By the way, is your background for your page the Cliffs of Moher? I toured Ireland in the summer of 2006, including the cliffs and the Dingle Peninsula. Did not make it to your part of the country. Perhaps again. See you soon. Ann

  3. Hello. I've just found your photo while trying to ID my plant too. I think your unidentified flower with the sedum is a type of hesperantha. I hope that helps! Will take a look at the rest of your blog for inspiration too, thanks.