My Garden Right Now

I’m rather ashamed to admit to missing #mygardenrightnow back in June, apologies to the rather marvellous Michelle of Malvern Meet and Vegplotting. I did have a garden, in actual fact I had two. One at home getting on with things, in a somewhat abandoned, wild and woolly fashion and one at RHS Chatsworth. That one being primped and cosseted with extreme care and tenderness to within an inch of its leaf.

Moveable Feast Show-garden at RHS Chatsworth designed by Tanya Batkin for Vergette Ltd Garden Design
Our Garden right then – RHS Chatsworth

My own garden right now resembles a twenty something clubber returning home in the dawn hours, slightly rough around the edges but still ready to party on.

Vergette Ltd Garden Design Gone to Seed
Crocsmia Lucifer looking a bit seedy in a sculptural way

Case in point with Lucifer gone to seed with the surrounding Symphyotrichum laeve about to come into its own and carry on partying into the Autumn.

Vergette Ltd Garden Design No time to relax
Clematis at rest

The garden seats haven’t seen much use in recent months, but this somewhat neglected Clematis has taken advantage in the manner of the aforementioned slightly exhausted reveller.

Rosa glauca in all its Autumn finery with glossy red hips
Hips of Rosa glauca backlit by Hellianthus

Rosa glauca doing its Season of Mists and Mellow fruitfulness thing, with the thicket of Helliantus bringing up the rear. *Note to self a spring cull is in order

Autumn colours in a Hereford designed by Vergette Ltd Garden Design
Parrotia persica starting the Autumn ball rolling

It may not be officially Autumn but the Persian Ironwood has its own ideas and dances to the beat of its own drum.

4 thoughts on “My Garden Right Now

  1. ‘Tis the season for going around the garden with a notebook and a head full of ideas and plans for next year isn’t it Tanya? I love your description of your clematis – one of mine has decided to leap off its obelisk, walk around the terrace bed in a drunken manner and lean on my rusted daffodil stake for support instead 😉

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