August to September
By the end of August and into September the light changes and becomes softer and arguably this is when we feel the garden at Coton reaches its zenith. There is so much to see, with a new cast of flowers making an appearance at this stage - cimicifugas, asters, late aconitums in pale and dark blue, eupatoriums dark red & white, purple vernonia, schizostylis in shades of red, pink and white, late kniphofias, late agapanthus, sedums, the second flowering of roses and varieties of hydrangeas. The colours become less strident and pale colours more luminescent in this gentler light. It is a lovely moment in the garden.
Agapanthus, penstemons & salvias in the Holly Hedge Border
View through Goose Park to Wildflower Meadow and fields beyond
Cimicifuga (Actaea) racemosa
Helianthus salicifolius & Aster' Wunder von Staffe'
Anemone 'Queen Charlotte'
Crocosmia, Dahlias, Verbenas, Asters & Aconitums in the Meadow Border
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' & Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride'
Monarda, Lythrum, Cleome, Phlox & Anemones
Agapanthus 'Blue Moon', Cleome & Sedum matrona in the Rose Garden
Kniphofia 'Buttercup' & Dahlia 'Shooting Star' in the Blue and Yellow Border
Monardas, Veronicastrums, Sedums & Phlox in the Midsummer Border
Dahlia 'Le Baron' in the Acacia Border
Orange lilies & Agastache in the Water Garden