So it’s November, and whilst the garden isn’t exactly overwhelmed with blooms, there are still many flowers – and some quite exotic. Firstly this orange abutilon, Abutilon ‘Orange Marion’. This is still sitting on my barrow and has been flowering non stop since June. It’s in a large pot so will be brought into the greenhouse once frost is threatened, but in the meantime it’s enjoying the sunshine.
There are still roses flowering – Snow Goose,
and two inherited, nameless varieties:
Another good genus still going strong is Salvia, Salvia microphylla ‘Cerro Potosí’
Salvia ‘viridis blue’, flowering in front of the Stipa tenuissima in the grass bed.
Climbers include Honeysuckle and
In the ‘med’ beds, this Potentilla nepalensis ‘Shogran’ is still flowering well. I just love this particular shade of pink.
On the more exotic side, flowers which you think should perhaps know better than to be flowering in November, there is a Grevillea (is it just me or do the buds remind you of a rather pretty fist?)
Marguerites, still looking cheerful despite the chill,
Zinnia ‘Giant Dahlia Mixed’, in the cutting troughs
and the lovely diascia I was given by Nick Peirce from White Cottage Daylilies, which I wrote about here. I really must ask Nick what it’s called.
And still the Verbena bonariensis come!
With thanks as ever to Carol at May Dream Gardens for hosting GBBD.