Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her.
day 27

Nerine bowdenii / Guernsey Lily

The genus Nerine, named after the sea nymphs of Greek mythology, belongs to the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family of herbaceous perennials, as do daffodils and snowdrops, although the flowers look more like lilies. Their native home is South Africa, especially the Drakensberg mountains. There are about 30 species, but only a couple are reliably hardy outdoors in the Britain — N. bowdenii and N. undulata.

They make a welcome splash of colour (white, red and pinks) to the autumn border, flowering from September to November. I just love these sparkling pink and white ones.

Rose Portrait: Rambler

St Leonard’s, Ludlow

This unnamed delicate pretty pink rambling rose was found clambering over old gravestones in a lovely churchyard in Ludlow which has been designated as a wildlife reserve and has become the home of a variety of animals, birds and insects that can shelter in its trees, shrubs, ground cover and many interesting plants.