Changing Seasons – September 2019

This last week in September proved to be the real start of ‘proper’ autumnal weather. After a lovely few days of warmth and sunshine mid-month the temperatures soon dropped, the wind gained in strength and the rain, along with impressive thunderstorms, arrived. Making it a teeny bit difficult to get this walk in. Anyway last Friday, in between showers, I managed to do half of this walk and capture enough photos to show you what is happening during this month. I knew it would be difficult to find anything different so was on the look out for textures. My ID knowledge is poor this month so if you can help out please leave your suggestions in the comments.

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George V Memorial Walk – september 27 2019
  • Row 1: Sinecio Cineraria, Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’, fluffy seed-heads¹, knipophia / red hot poker, star-shaped seed-pods
  •  Row 2: Monkey Puzzle tree, Astrantia, Nerine bowdenii, seed-pod from a Dogwood tree, Aloe striatula
  • Row 3: Verbena bonariensis, Heuchera, Euonymus japonicus, Hesperantha coccinea, Sedum
  • Row 4: knipophia / red hot poker, Salvia ‘Hot lips’, Cape Fuchsia / Phygelius, Crinum powellii / Swamp Lily,  Feverfew
  • Row 5: Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens / Black ornamental grass, Sweet Alyssum, Zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’), Heuchera, Ornamental Grass

All these photos were taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 using a 42mm – 150mm zoom lens.

¹This is a bush that I have photographed in winter months, it has fine needle-like leaves with small yellow daisy-like flowers that cover the bush. It could be a South African fynbos such as Euryops abrotanifolius.

The Changing Seasons | September


  1. BeckyB says:

    there’s always something rather special about the start of a new season

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am eager to put the garden to bed, so’s to speak, but lots flowering still including the dreaded jasmine! Still it’s blowing a hooley and we have horizontal rain so I shan’t be in the garden today!

  2. beetleypete says:

    I won’t even try to suggest any names for the plants. 🙂
    It was nice to wake up to sun this morning, after almost a week of daytime darkness, heavy rainstorms, and very chilly nights.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, we had the sunshine yesterday (and still gale force winds), back to the mizzle today – horizontal wetness!

  3. bushboy says:

    Ever so lovely as usual Jude 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Brian, there always seems to be something to see along this walk, a shame the weather has been so awful this past week! Wind and rain are not my favourite combination, nor the camera’s!

      1. bushboy says:

        That is a problem I would enjoy at the moment. Have the wind though

        1. Heyjude says:

          I wish I could swap you the sun for the rain!

        2. bushboy says:

          I am your little ray of sunshine Jude 😀 😀

        3. Heyjude says:

          thank you Brian 😎

  4. Su Leslie says:

    I love the way you’ve shown so many different textures here. No help with the plant names sadly.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I really ought to have made a plan when I started this project so I could identify the plants when in flower and when at the end of their lives. A bit late now!

  5. pommepal says:

    Love the interesting way you portray each month with a floral tribute and am always impressed at how you can name almost all of them each month. Sounds as if you will have to batten down for the next season. Wish I could send you some sunshine in exchange for a “smidgen” of your rain, but not the wind!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Flood alerts all around the coast tonight, luckily we live on the Downs, which as you probably know is up a hill. If it floods here the rest of the county will be under water!!

      1. pommepal says:

        Try to keep dry Jude, weather is so unpredictable

  6. Lignum Draco says:

    Quite a rainbow of colours, Jude. Flood alerts, you say? That sounds like intense prolonged rain.

    1. Heyjude says:

      High tides too! And wind! And the remnants of another hurricane coming across the Atlantic. Why can’t these hurricanes just die out at sea!

  7. That’s quite a collection of textures, Jude. Glad to recognise the nerines, and the red hot pokers. Crazy weather and rain – too much or too little.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m starting to think I wasn’t joking about the next generation being born with webbed feet! (A comment I made last year).

      1. That would be a very useful asset for living in floating habitats….

  8. lolaWi says:

    what a blessing that you are surrounded with beauty! beautiful gallery of colors and textures! thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s a pleasant walk with some very interesting planting. I am glad it is not too far away.

  9. restlessjo says:

    Snatched a quick hour before the guests are about. 🙂 🙂 I smiled at Brian being your little ray of sunshine!

    1. Heyjude says:

      He’s brill isn’t he? 😂

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