On our way back from Margate we stopped at Wisley gardens. The main purpose was to wander through their Glasshouse borders leading to the perennial prairie planting. There are always delightful distractions on the way - such as these cyclamen just inside the main entrance, planted up on a raised bed just at eye level.
Despite the high temperature, it was evident that Autumn is well on its way now. And the elegant dancing grasses are both enhanced and provide purpose for the otherwise perhaps untidy looking dying leaves and seed heads. I love seeing so many stages of plant life, and find the whole effect beautiful.
Spectacular flowers beam out,
and on the way out of the gardens I spotted these pulchritudinous kniphofias,
and this rose with beautifully repellant hips.