To photograph the flowers in the garden I have been nipping in and out, trying to avoid the torrential rain, so I’m afraid this is a day late.
Starting by the back door, winter pansies are surviving all the rain in their pots.
Also by the back door, Chaenomeles is starting to flower, just a few flowers so far but it is covered with lovely fat buds which will flower on and off all winter.
By the front door, Jasminum nudiflorum is flowering, looking very springlike.
At the side of the driveway, Iris unguicularis Walter Butt looks far too delicate to survive the winter, but it does every year.
In the border by the field, Viburnum bodnantense Dawn is covered with flowers.
The perfume was quite amazing in this area and will continue on and off all winter as long as it doesn’t get too cold.
Into the woodland and G. Faringdon Double is still the only one flowering as yet, the others won’t be far behind.
Choysia ternata is flowering in the corner of the back garden, this is it’s third flowering this year.
I’ve come inside as it is so cold and wet outside! I won this Poinsettia in a raffle and it is now decorating the sitting room.
On the kitchen windowsill, Christmas cactus are still flowering , they started at the end of September.
My white Christmas Cactus was in full flower at the end of September and is now almost finished. It has one more bud to open, so I think it will just about make Christmas.
African violet has been flowering for a while now making a nice contrast to the Christmas cactus next to it.
That’s it for December’s Bloom Day, what have you got flowering in your garden? Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens.com for hosting this each month, do have a look to see other flowers from around the world.