A gorgeous spring flower and an inspirational quote.
Between Christmas and New Year I always like to wander round the garden to see what is in flower in the middle of winter. This year, as well as the usual winter flowering plants that I would expect to see, there were some unexpected surprises like lavender and roses, that shouldn’t be flowering in December!
I picked this little posy of flowers from my garden today. Whilst I expect the Helleborus (Christmas rose) and the Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ to be in flower at this time of year, the scabious, knautia and stocks are flowering outside of their normal flowering time due to the incredibly mild weather we have had recently.
‘High Hopes’ is a climbing rose in my garden. Not sure this should be flowering in November, but I am enjoying the memory of the summer garden and a rare glimpse of the sun!
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” James Matthew Barrie
Gorgeous autumnal colours in this bouquet of flowers.
This is a beautiful climbing rose in a delicate shade of pink that is currently repeat flowering in the garden. It doesn’t have much fragrance to speak of, but makes up for that with its beauty and shape.
Also photographed at the beginning of summer here and at the end of the season here.
The garden has still got plenty of colour even though it’s the first day of October! These hardy fuchsias will flower until the first frosts. Such a worthwhile addition to any garden, they flower their hearts out all summer long with no attention whatsoever.
A beautiful exotic orchid for today’s image.
The nicotianas are a riot of colour at the moment and as evening draws near, the smell they emit is divine!
I grew these from seed – actually they were in a packet labelled busy lizzie, but I could tell they weren’t! I have way more than I need, but they have made such an impact on the garden.
Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think;
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink!
In the language of flowers the sweet pea means delicate or blissful pleasure.