September Indian Summer for RHS Flower Show

September has begun with glorious sunshine and the promise of very warm temperatures this week across Southern England .

Highs of 77F to 78F (25 to 26C) are expected across the country on Monday and the south east is likely to see that rise to 82F or 28c on Thursday.Although showers due from Friday it will continue to be warmer than usual throughout the month, raising the prospect of an Indian summer.

Greg Dewhurst, Met forecaster, said: “We can expect slightly above average temperatures for September and the settled weather looks certain to continue this week.However, officially to have an Indian summer, we will need warm temperatures in October and November.”

This suggests plenty of glorious sunshine for late summer borders in beautiful UK gardens. I love the low light on flowers at this time of year – seems to show them off at their best and give a wonderful glow to the range of colours. I wandered around RHS Wisley last week where the mixed borders are looking spectacular with a stunning display of plants. Here are just a few of the delights I snapped during a beautiful sunny afternoon.









The beautiful sunny weather is great for Wisley’s Autumn  Flower Show this week which promises wonderful  horticultural delights.

This informal must-see show promises a great day out for all plant and garden lovers. Browse, shop and obtain advice from more than 50 exhibitors (210kB pdf)including award-winning specialist nurseries and garden trade stands, admire stunning displays by Surrey NAFAS (the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) and the National Dahlia Society Show, and be inspired by a whole host of talks in our Expert Zone (33kB pdf).

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