Find out what plants are brightening up the garden and grounds this month.
September is a great time for colour and scent in the garden.
Once the meadows are cut, Cyclamen hederifolium start to rear their heads creating wonderful woodland carpets.
Blooms abound lower in the garden with many herbaceous plants still flowering. Amongst them, look for Hydrangea 'Ayesha', a most distinctive and unusual hydrangea. Otherwise known as Silver Slipper, it has a faint but distinct fragrance.
The fragrance of Ligustrum quihoui is hard to miss. Just below the memorial cross, this waxyleaf privet is a favourite with honey bees and copes in almost all situations, including exposed spots such as the place it occupies here at Killerton.
Another plant that has fantastic scent is Cercidiphyllum japonicum or the Katsura tree. Early to drop leaf, it gives off a scent of burnt sugar as it turns for autumn.
Many of the plants you see in the garden at Killerton can be bought direct from the gardeners at Killerton's monthly Farmers' Market held on the third Saturday of every month. Grown in peat free compost, the team stock unusual trees, shrubs and both tender and hardy herbaceous perennials. Stock changes monthly.
If you can't identify a certain plant or have a question, you can contact the gardeners directly via email at email@example.com
Fancy getting your hands dirty?
Would you like to get involved? Would you like to learn new skills, meet new people and help look after this special place?
We are always interested to hear from people who would like to volunteer with us. If you would like to join our group of volunteers that help us maintain these beautiful grounds, please contact Emma Wakeham (Volunteer Development Manager) on 01392 883145 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.