Even though the year is rolling on and the weather is changing September has been a very floral month. So far this year I have concentrated on the new flowers each month – and I was surprised to find that there were 7 new ones this month. But in addition I have also featured below the flowers that have been flowering for some time.
new flowers for September
not sure what this wild climbing plant is
wild vetch from saved seed, recently sown
ivy flowers, these are very tiny indeed
sweet pea from New Zealand (may be wild), recently sown
flowers continuing through September
At least 13 plants have continued to flower this month!
butterflies, bees, moths and more
On sunny days this month there have been an abundance of butterflies and bees, in particular on the sedum, wild marjoram and Californian poppies.
small white butterfly on wild marjoram
a cricket resting on forget me not foliage – not on flowers because it prefers the grass!
small tortoiseshell butterfly on the sedum
Californian poppy and pollinators
ivy and fly, there were also lots of tiny flies and wasps buzzing round.
is this a day flying moth on the sedum?
small copper butterfly on the sedum
Principle: Plant polyfloral polycultures everywhere.