‘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
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.
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.
A stunning pink water lily – what more can I say!
Stumbled across this gateway in the Cotswolds today. The beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone-wall, dripping with climbing roses was such an idyllic scene.
This is trailing fuchsia ‘Harry Gray’, which is a prolific flowerer from late spring to autumn. The flowers always remind me of little ballerinas!
The lilies have finally opened, despite the torrential rain, and the scent is heavenly!
As it’s name suggests, this beautiful little flower is Britain’s most common orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii, but it always feels special to find these in the wild.