I didn’t think there would be many flowers this month, but it is surprising what I found when I ventured out between the showers of Storm Callum. Some are bravely flowering away as if the wind and rain we have had lately had never happened.
Hydrangeas really suffered during the summer drought, but not this one under the kitchen window, why I wonder?
Michaelmas daisies have gone to seed in the front by the drive, but when they flower en masse like this one, all is forgiven.
Mahonia Charity by the dead oak is starting to flower once more. I think this one will need a good prune in the spring as it is now getting rather large.
Roses are still flowering, this is Bonica.
Buff Beauty which I grew from a cutting.
David Austin’s Abraham Darby.
David Austin’s Graham Thomas.
Sedum which has put itself in the shade but always flowers beautifully.
Cyclamen hederifolium still flowering in the woodland, I’ll have to wait a bit though before I can rake the leaves up, I would pull all the flowerheads off otherwise!
This cyclamen hederifolium has decided to grow in the gravel by the arbour in the back garden. Did the ants carry the seed all the way here?
Pots in the gravel area are still flowering, I must take cuttings soon before the frost cuts them down.
Fuchsias have done really well, this is F. Whiteknight’s Blush.
F. Delta Sarah has had to be cut back a couple of times, it was almost blocking the path.
And last but definitely not least, my variegated Yucca flower has started opening! In full bloom it is a wonderful flower, but I always wonder if it will manage to flower before the frosts come, time will tell.
There were certainly more flowers than I first thought, it pays to dodge the rain and take a walk round the garden.
Many thanks to Carol from May Dreams Garden who hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of each month, do pay her a visit to see more flowers in what can be a very dull, miserable month if you have dull, miserable weather!