Isn’t it lovely when you come unexpectedly upon a little gem in the garden. At other times it might be the light that is just right to illuminate a plant showing it as you have never seen it before. Even though it might be cold, wet and miserable, there are still little vignettes to gladden the soul.
My first little gem is Iris unguicularis Walter Butt, flowering by the drive, it was almost hidden amongst all the leaves.
When bringing in the shopping, I loved the contrast between the purple Berberis berries and the silver lichen which is covering the branches and stems.
While rushing to the greenhouse, I noticed the sunshine lighting up Miscanthus malepartus flower plumes, they looked so beautiful in the morning light.
I went for a closer look, the leaves also look like a golden fountain.
From the other side, they look dramatic against a dark background.
Rays of sunshine in the woodland lit up the seedheads of Honesty.
I must sow some seeds on the other side of the path so that I will be able to see the sunshine through the papery cases.
Fuchsia Delta Sarah has been my best fuchsia this year, it is still flowering away with beautiful flowers, worth every penny!
A few nights ago, a heavy frost was forecast so I thought I had better take a few photos before they all turned black. Rosa Ballerina is just about hanging on.
Rosa Bonica is still doing well.
Viburnum plicatum Maresii’s second flowering is lasting a long time.
Fuchsia magellanica Alba is looking as though it is still summer.
Some Hydrangeas are still putting out new flowers, will they regret it!
The last flowers of Cyclamen hederifolium. Soon it will be C.coum flowering. but they don’t seem to spread nearly as well as C hederifolium. Maybe the ants stay tucked up nice and warm in the winter, can’t say I blame them!
I’ll finish with a flower that never seems to stop, Campanula poscharskyana.
When I stepped into the garden to take the last few photos, the wind was icy, coming from the east, straight from Russia! With such a bitterly cold wind, I was so glad to get back to the warmth of the house, poor flowers, having to stay outside. We are back to milder weather today and for the next few days, thank goodness.
Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting GBBD each month where we can see flowers from around the world.