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Forget about Autumn Lets have an Indian Summer — 29 Comments

  1. Hi Alistair, glad to see that this unseasonal warmth has affected your area too! The Filipendula rubra is gorgeous, I’ve added it to my wishlist 🙂 And I love your shady border with the circular lawn!

  2. Thanks Carolyn, Our unexpected heatwave was over in a flash. It was a pleasure to add your garden, sweeet!! oh no, makes me cringe with embarrassment.

  3. Thanks Carolyn, I did add a link to my reply when someone enquired about the Indian Summer which also gave the information about the American Farmer, of 1778. It would have been more wise of me to have added this to the post, I may yet do it.

  4. Carolyn In the past I always took for granted that the Indian Summer which people talked about here was a reference connected with the red Indians and not the Asians. I had this confirmed when I started to think a little more deeply about such things.

  5. Hi,

    Lovely photos, I always find it amazing how different the weather can be just a few hundred miles away! Here it’s been so very dry that grass was dead by June – my own struggling but I managed to keep it hanging on with occasional watering. I hope next summer is better for you; although the last few years has been quite bad for Scotland – I usually go up to the Cairngorms and it’s been awful for 5 years or so when usually it’s lovely.

  6. I’m with you Alistair. I long for a warm October. We have had cold, wet days but we will be treated to 70s this weekend and sun…your garden looks lush with beautiful foliage and lots of flowers still going…

  7. So many plants have wonderful ornamental characteristics other than the one they are grown for (usually flowers), it is great to see you highlight some of them. Your gardens look like it is the heart of the season–very beautiful. So funny to hear someone in the UK refer to Indian summer–I thought this phrase was only used in North America because it refers to Native American “Indians”.

  8. I for one will shout hurray at an Indian Summer… which it seems to be right now. Our Summer was way too short. Lovely post, Alistair and beautiful gardens!. And it was so sweet of you to include me on your gardens page. Thank you!

  9. Yes, Perle d’azure is very good once established – though I find its colour bleaches a bit if in full sun. Semi-shade might be better? Mind you, I can’t grow clematis any longer – the mice have developed a taste for them.

  10. Hello Alistair, your garden looks beautiful. Obviously, you had more rain than we did here in Croatia. The warm weather continues but, we yearn for some rain.

  11. Hi Alistair, your garden is looking wonderful, congratulations! I too love the Aruncus. Your Thalictrums are looking so much better than mine too.

  12. Your gardens are incredibly beautiful ALL THE TIME. I don’t know how you do it. And the name of your blue clematis is now written on my “plants to get” list in great big block letters with two stars by it .

  13. Your garden is always so beautiful. I love all of the berries that add color to your garden. The foliage of the Aruncus aethusifolius is gorgeous. Anemones are always a favorite of mine in the garden for late color. I am hoping for many days of Indian Summer too.

  14. Hi Alistair…. the verbena bonariensis starts fresh from seed each season. Just saw your fall post… spectacular indeed!! Larry

  15. Alastair – Enjoyed your late summer/early autumn post. My favourite photo this week is of the round lawn surrounded by different textures and shapes of foliage.
    (Maybe I should show the photo of your sedum to my sedums, to encourage them to work harder.)

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