what’s blooming (or not) in the Orchard Garden

What with the late spring and crazy September weather, my beautiful bugbane (purple-leafed plant on the left, below) is probably not going to get a chance to bloom this year, but the spirea shrubs and adding some lovely orange colour.


Even the sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is only just starting to bloom now:


I love its texture even when it’s not blooming though, and how it contrasts with the feathery grass beside it.