Not a lot left now. GBBD November 2018.

When walking round the garden to take November’s photos for Bloom Day, I found that most of the flowers were over and done with, not many left at all. I’ve been concentrating so much on foliage for the past few weeks, that I hadn’t noticed the decline in the flowers in the garden, I really had to search some of them out.

The winter jasmine by the front door opens more flowers every day and is just getting into its stride.

Very near the jasmine is one of my mahonias, M. Charity.

My other M Charity is by the dead oak in the centre of the garden.

A seedling Michaelmas Daisy which is growing in the gravel of the rose garden, must move it to better soil.

Most of my roses have been cut back, but a few flowers remain on ones that are still waiting.

The remaining ones aren’t looking very happy though, maybe they will be happier when cut back.

R. Bonica is as tough as old boots, she is looking fine, very bright and perky.

Fuchsia Delta Sarah is just about hanging on, I’m sure it will stop flowering soon.

In the woodland, Liriope Muscari is eventually flowering, it always seems so late to me, I quite often forget all about it.

and last but not forgotten, is my variegated Yucca. The individual blooms aren’t looking quite as good as earlier in the week, but good enough for Bloom Day.

That is my reduced selection for  this month’s Bloom Day, not many at all I’m afraid.

Thanks go as usual to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this meme each month, do pay her a visit to see flowers blooming all over the world.

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22 Responses to Not a lot left now. GBBD November 2018.

  1. Pretty blooms! Love the Roses!
    Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

  2. Peter says:

    In the waning autumn light, it’s heartening that some plants are just firing up their show as most are in decline. Thank goodness we live in climates with fairly mild winters so that there is always something in bloom. Happy GBBD!

    • Pauline says:

      I like the fact Peter, that we both have plants that start flowering in the winter, to cheer us up when the weather is dull and grey. Winter doesn’t seem so long when there are always flowers to look for in the garden.

  3. Lisa says:

    You have quite a few blooms left! I like the Liriope Muscari best. The fuchsia surprises me!

    • Pauline says:

      Just a few Lisa, compared to just a month agao. I always forget about the Liriope as it is planted in the woodland, maybe I ought to move it to somewhere more prominent.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Your mahonia is pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Frank says:

    Your selection might be getting a little sparse but it’s still wonderful to have those blooms coming along! I love the yucca, those fat, waxy flowers always seem so exotic.
    Here we will soon be shutting down completely. The only winter flowers to be seen will be found indoors 🙂

    • Pauline says:

      I am amazed with my yucca Frank, it seems such an improbable plant to be flowering at this time of year, I feel it should flower at the height of summer. I will be relying on indoor flowers too for the month of December I think, unless my snowdrops start early!

  6. debsgarden says:

    I think I appreciate late season blooms most of all. I have a variegated yucca hat has never bloomed. Yours looks amazing. I wonder if mine will ever bloom. It is several years old. I still love it for its foliage, but I envy your blooms!

    • Pauline says:

      I wonder why mine blooms every other year and yours doesn’t Debs. I treat mine hard, it never gets watered and it is in very free draining soil in a raised bed. Maybe yours is so happy it doesn’t feel the need to make flowers and seed. The foliage is a pain when I have to weed round it, I have been spiked so many times!

  7. Denise says:

    That Mahonia is really quite spectatular Pauline! And I love the little Liriope…. it is indeed maybe worthy of a more prominent position.

    • Pauline says:

      OK Denise, I’ll move it, when I remember! I love the Mahonia at the moment, there is so much of it, thank goodness I forgot to prune it back!

  8. Arun Goyal says:

    Lovely Roses,Is that winter jasmine cestrum aurantiacum or night blooming jasmine.
    Have a great week ahead.

  9. snowbird says:

    That yucca, goodness, still going strong!! You have a lot more blooms than

  10. Marian says:

    What a stunning yucca! I have a ‘Color Guard’ in a container and, like yours, it has collected a handful of leaves among its spears that will be tricky to remove. I was excited to read about your trip to Canada. I hope you had a wonderful time!

    • Pauline says:

      Canada was amazing Marian, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the few days that we had there.
      The yucca is still looking fine but the weather is now much colder with the wind coming from the east (Russia!), so I don’t think it will last much longer.

  11. Alistair says:

    Your Yucca caught my eye, tempted to give it a go in a sheltered position, bit of a gamble in the East coast of Scotland.

    • Pauline says:

      I wish you luck Alistair! I’m amazed at how late it flowers each time, it doesn’t flower every year though. Mine has very sharp drainage in a raised bed with lots of grit added to the soil. Watch out for the spikes, they are lethal!

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