Flowers are few and far between at the moment, you have to really search to find the odd one nestling amongst all the foliage that really needs cutting back. Most of the colour in the garden is provided by the autumn foliage which is rapidly getting blown away with the strong winds that we are having. The most obvious flowers are the roses which are still putting out new buds, ever hopeful !
Rosa Gertrude Jekyll
Rosa Bonica is still flowering its socks off, it doesn’t know when to stop.The owl with his pile of gardening books has gone into the garage for the winter.
Bonica is the only rose that I have without any perfume, but she is forgiven as she flowers so much, non stop since June.
Rosa Brother Cadfael was my Mum’s favourite.
Rosa Iceberg is another that has flowered non stop since June.
Rosa Natalie Nypels has decided to climb the conifer next to it.
The last of my dahlias, must bring them in soon.
Winter Jasmine by the front door. Strange to think that in just another month, the first of my snowdrops flower here.
What does this Candelabra Primula think it is doing, flowering now!
Not a flower, I know, but Paeony mlokosewitschii can’t wait till next spring, I think a duvet of compost should keep it snug over the winter.
Mahonia Charity putting out lots of flowers with their delicious perfume.
Vibernum bodnantense New Dawn also has delicately perfumed flowers to attract pollinators in the cold weather.
The flowers of New Dawn are so pretty and its worth getting up close and personal!
Almost didn’t notice this geranium nestling under the roses
The last flower on Geranium Ballerina
The Hydrangeas are still putting out the odd bloom as the others are fading gently.
This Hydrangea couldn’t decide if it was going to be pink or blue.
Miscanthus malepartus flowers are now fading, having started out deep purple. The foliage will qualify for GBFD next week
There is still a lot of colour in the Sedum flowers.
Just a few flowers are left on Erysimum Bowles Mauve, this flowers for such a long time, from spring till now.
Hardy fuchsias are coming to an end of their flowering, but still a few flowers left. this is F. magellanica alba.
Fuchsia Whiteknights Blush seems to go on for ever.
The foliage of Fuchsia Genii is golden in the summer, but is going the more usual green now
Verbena bonariensis is coming to an end, not many flowers left now
Feverfew is another plant that flowers from spring onwards.
Little Campanula porscharskyana is another that doesn’t know when to stop flowering.
Primulas just carry on, no matter what the weather, we have had them out in snow and ice in previous years.
Well, that’s the round up of all the flowers that I could find for GBBD. They took a lot of finding in some cases, others were more obvious. Most of the colour in the garden at the moment is from the foliage, I just hope it lasts through to next week as the forecast is for some bitterly cold winds coming straight from the North Pole!
Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD once more, do pay her a visit to see flowers from round the world.