I can't really complain about our autumn weather this year. There have been a few light frosts and some cool days, a bit of rain and wind. But still we are getting nice sunshine, decent daytime temperatures and even some warm balmy days. The flower garden is carrying on.
Roses are mostly finished but there are still a few buds here and there. The chrysanthemums have lost their brassy early autumn sheen and become frilly and pink-hued. There are still a few dahlias to pick for a last bouquet, and stems of penstemon to mix in with them. A hollyhock has surprised me with some late repeat flowers, and the same can be said of my raspberry bush - a second cropping in autumn, yum. The last bloom on the outdoor cyclamen is close to the first blooms of the rosebud primroses, which will hopefully carry on through the next few months.
So there's still plenty of interest in my flower garden in late autumn. How is your garden doing this month? I'm linking up to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day as usual.