The summer show came to an abrupt end last night as a sharp frost developed. It was not unexpected, so the tender plants were all under cover, and the house is full of flowers picked in the gloaming to give us a few more days of pleasure, but the first frost of the season is always a horticultural turning point. At least we have had a longer frost-free period than in some years, from 12 May to 17 October.
Frosted Aconitum ‘Spätlese’(which does not become Eiswein as a result)
Salvia leucantha will not open flowers this year...