‘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.
Busy Lizzie flowers are easy to grow plants for your summer pots and bedding. At the end of the summer, you can collect the seed heads and you will have a supply of seeds for the following year.
When the seed pods are ripe you can just gently touch the seed capsule and they explode, catapulting the seeds out! This is a macro shot of the inside of the popped capsule.
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.
Airy and graceful, Verbena bonariensis is a great flower to attract butterflies to the garden.
Bees love the brightly coloured dahlias, as do the earwigs (you can see one inside the flower!)
We had a terrific thunderstorm today, along with heavy rain. I took this picture of the agapanthus after the storm and love the sparkly bokeh created by the raindrops.
This is trailing fuchsia ‘Harry Gray’, which is a prolific flowerer from late spring to autumn. The flowers always remind me of little ballerinas!