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Monday 2 October 2023


An early autumn visit to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens meant I could enjoy the herbaceous borders, which are full of rich colour at this time of year. I don't honestly know the names of most of the plants. There are lots of daisy-like flowers of one kind and another, set off nicely by swathes of soft grasses.

I loved these two plants in particular: (above) the coneflower (Echinacea), beginning to die back now but they make an interesting shape as the petals wither, and (below) the pretty pink and white frothy one, which I'm pretty sure is Oenothera lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' (or Gaura lindheimeri). It does have a butterfly-like appearance. Here it was partnered with a vivid purple Michaelmas daisy (Aster).