Seeds are ripening. Make sure to send them in before the deadline at the end of October.
Certain climbers went in as soon as the Pergola was erected, but in the main I was waiting to get the right plant or plants for each downpost. Initially we expected to have at least one climber on each downpost so that foliage and flower interest was maintained for several seasons.
You may have seen some of the publicity recently about plans by Highways England to improve the M25/A3 junction in Surrey. The plans will have a significant impact on the RHS Wisley Garden and the RHS are asking for support in resisting the proposals.
There is still so much to look forward to, and it appears that the bees cannot wait. Although not quite flowering, Sedum is smothered in bees. It is as if they are impatiently knocking on the closed door of the best bar in town. Perhaps I should point them in the direction of the cardoon saloon.