The September Garden

As we enter our final weeks of opening, we thought we’d share a few of the beautiful pictures taken by Katie last week in the garden.
September has turned out to be a wonderful month this year with a blazing Indian Summer reminiscent of the beautiful weather we had in lock-down. It has been lovely to see visitors making the most of it and taking as much pleasure in the garden at this time of year as we do.
The September garden at Fursdon is full of interest with some of our favourite plants providing late season colour in the borders. We are huge dahlia fans and you’ll spot lots of different varieties as you make your way round.
Grace’s Border is always a joy at this time of year with ruby varieties ‘Dark Spirit’, ‘Nuit d’ete’ and ‘Dowham Royal’ splashing jewels of colour throughout.
We have loved the magnificent pops of purple provided by ‘Thomas A Edison’ in the Library Terrace as well as the beautiful star-shaped dahlia ‘Honka Fragile’. Visitors to our tea-room have also been full of admiration for the planted bins, overflowing with the cheering coral shades of Dahlia ‘Waltzing Mathilda’.

This time of year is always bitter sweet, when summer ends and the roses in the Roundhouse Border start to fade. The anemones and asters will take the colour into autumn now, along with the Hydrangea Bed with its delicate yet showy array of lacecap flowers in purplish blues and pinks. It is tempting to steal the odd cutting for flower arrangements!

A huge thank you to gardener Katie for making the Fursdon garden such a pleasure.
We hope those of you who haven’t managed a visit yet this season will try and fit one in before we close for the season at the end of September. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who has supported us. It has been a pleasure to welcome people back for at least some of the season.
Let’s hope 2021 is a more normal year all round!