I love the clusters of tiny pink and white flowers on Viburnum Tinus, which will flower its heart out throughout the depths of winter. Although some people might consider this too common to have in their garden, it is such an easy shrub to grow, performing well in a variety of aspects, it is well-worth a place in your garden.


‘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!


Climbing Rose 'High Hopes.

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” James Matthew Barrie

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.

Hardy Fuchsia

The flowers of Nerine bowdenii brighten up the dullest days of autumn with their wavy pink petals. The leaves appear after the flowers. These flowers have been in my garden for over 16 years and reliably flower every autumn without any fuss. The gardening manuals say they hate disturbance, but I divided them up last year without any ill-effects.

Nerine bowdenii