September 2014

IT’S OFFICIAL! September ‘14 has been rated the driest since records began, and it now seems indisputable that, if they are to thrive, our gardens will need drought-tolerant plants, particularly here in Suffolk.

Erigeron karvinskianus – a long time favourite is an undisputed star and Solanum laxum ‘Album’ growing here against a sunny wall has been surprisingly tolerant of the dry conditions this month. In a hot border, Salvia microphylla, the Blackcurrant sage has flowered happily all summer and some recently bought pots of S. greggii ‘Ultra Violet’ and S. ‘Amisted’ – a new hardy cultivar with large purple flowers and dramatic near-black calyces and stems, are waiting to be planted out.

In a raised bed the grey-green leaves and hanging bells of Cerinthe major ‘Purpurescens’ are tumbling over the low wall. Save some seeds for the next year and, once you have it, you’ll never be without this lovely plant again…

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