PS – The mystery Helenium could be one of several plotted on the Cliveden planting plan boards, I’ve attempted to make a match with one from the Helenium database run by Sampsford Shrubs who held the National Helenium collection, the nearest is possibly ‘The Bishop’, but then again…..
35 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Autumn Sunshine, Heleniums and Long Borders at Cliveden”
I like that helenium link : it’s like a wish-list of all the heleniums I could ever want. If only they shipped to the antipodes 🙂
Heleniums are wonderful at this time of
year, I have a hankering for one or two or maybe three from that list too.
Heleniums are wonderful at this time of year, I have a hankering for one or two or maybe three from that list too.
I’d love one of these borders at home, just need a few volunteers to help maintain it too!
I love that spelling Cynthia, such a happy smiley description!
You are fortunate to have such marvelous gardens to visit. Makes me want to go back to England for another tour.
They are inspiring to visit John, especially at this time of year – I love Autumn borders, they remind me there is still so much to enjoy before winter. I’d trade a visit to the States though anytime!
Such a gorgeous walk through a late summer garden…Love the amazing colors and textures, such a treat for the eye.
I love Spring Charlie when its full of hope and promise but also love to see these late borders looking so vibrant too. 🙂
fabulous colours and what an abundance of planting. Mind you, I wouldn’t want to be responsible for weeding them.
Me neither Anne! Its just a treat to see other folks hard work.
Gorgeous. I think I could wander along that border all day. Beautiful cleome. Mine succumbed to the drought finally.
The Cleomes were enormous, however the borders have a watering system and are heavily mulched plus we’ve had a cool summer, if they had your summer heat to contend with they probably would have succumbed here too!
I used to live very close to Cliveden so it was our walk of choice for a lot of the year; have you visited in spring when the bluebells are flowers, they are spectacular; thank you for bring back some very happy memories.
You lived in a lovely part of the UK Christina, we walked down and along the river when we were there last week but Bluebell time sounds special, hopefully we will get to go again next spring.
Just dreamy! I do wonder how you Brits are so good at getting plants to grow in front of a wall without it leaning forward. Mine always look like they’re trying to get as far away from the wall as possible and end up looking like alpine skiers. Pathetic!
I hadn’t thought about it before Tammy, but you are quite right, not sure of the secret though – at home they look like alpine skiers too!
So gorgeous. I just planted my first Helenium this year and I think I feel a genus obsession coming on.
We have Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, which is good for Butterflies and Bees and tall, I feel that same obsession coming on too.
fab borders, Julie, I’ve visited Cliveden once in the spring and thought their bulbs were quite stunning.
Christina recommended bluebell time, we have only visited in the summer, sounds like a spring visit is well worth it.
Lovely pictures Julie! I’ve never been to Cliveden but have read so much about the place (house/garden/family etc) and I’d love to visit one day. I adore long borders and as I enjoy weeding I’d be very happy tending them. My only problem is getting late flowering plants to flower late in the season!
I quite like weeding too as its therapeutic and I can just be in the moment. There is definitely an art to late flowering borders, some of these plants such as the Heleniums must be added in later and replace spring/early summer plants.I went with my mum, the house is a hotel now, so sadly we did look inside but what a history it has!
I will try planting later in the year in future. Thanks Julie.
Thanks for the link. I would like to add some Heleniums to the garden now but it would be hard to choose from that link. Perhaps chance and availability will make the selection for me as they all look so gorgeous. Amelia
Chance and availability work for me too Amelia, its rare I track down an exact plant anymore, there is so much choice! I do like to look more for specific seeds though.
Wow. Awesome photos of a border which surely does not show signs of winding down for the autumn!
I love the photo of the heleniums, so much color.
I found the borders really encouraging, Autumn can be a wonderful time with the right plant choices and those heleniums looked fab.
Wow. Gorgeous. And then I look at what I;ve got going on here and well … you can guess the rest. Maybe. Someday. haha
Debra, I have the same situation in my own garden, I like to dream of one day too! 🙂
Gorgeous borders that you captured brilliantly…stunning photos.