Saturday, November 15, 2008

November flowers

This month's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day (hosted as ever by May Dreams - thank you!) served as a wake-up call for me. All my flowers were hanger-ons from summer... and nearly the only proper winter colour I have is from berries, which are lovely so I've cheated a little, but I really must improve things next year. I feel some Christmas box, or maybe a Daphne or two, coming on...

6 comments:

Amy said...

The brightly coloured berries are wonderful :)

Darla said...

That was a great slideshow. I envy anyone that can grow fushia, have any pointers for me?

Sarah Laurence said...

The slideshow was really nice. I especially loved the berries. I can't believe you still have tomatoes! Lucky!

VP said...

There's still a surprising amount of colour around though isn't there?

That's the great thing about Blooms Day - it allows us to observe, take stock, appreciate and improve.

My Christmas Box is still too tiny to be doing much, but maybe next year...

Gary said...

Hi,

We have the same problem in our garden I hadn't planted much for autumn. I put a Callicarpa in a few weeks ago for the berries which are stunning. The winds have cleared the leaves of the dogwoods, they look fantastic when the sun(remember that!) catches them. Planning to put some more grasses in for next year as they add autumn structure.

Plant Mad Nige said...

I can almost smell the heliotrope - tired, but still soldiering on. And isn't it amazing how nasturtiums just keep doggedly going on?

Try Daphne bholua - it works wonders for us, from January, and grows right outside the back door. I have the variety 'Darjeeling' which is reputedly very hardy. The fragrance is an absolute knock-out.

Our Christmas boxes are just budding up now, but no flowers out quite yet.

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