Around my garden

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2015

The winds may have decreased but the rain persists.  It was more of a squelch around the garden than a stroll to get some shots of just what is blooming for this month's Bloom Day Post.

We've been spoiled with far warmer temperatures than we would normally experience here lately but this last couple of days have seen us come back down to earth with a bang!  At the beginning of the week the thermometer was reading an all time November high of 16°C.  That's warmer than some of the days we had back in summer this year.

The November Garden can be rather lean on blooms yet had it not been for the aforementioned storm some of the roses would have been looking particularly good this month.  The blooms that were open are now rather worse for wear.

Rosa Teasing Georgia

Still holding on in there, Rudbeckia summerina Orange.

Rudbeckia summerina Orange

Laden with rain, almost listing from the weight, is the magnificent Salvia Amistad.

Salvia Amistad

Against the fence, the winter Jasmine is now blooming.

Jasminum nudiflorum
Far from perfect Alstroemeria blooms.

Alstroemeria Inca Ice
Some of you may remember I attempted to over winter last year's Fuchsia as dormant specimens in the dark and by all accounts this was a massive fail or was it?  I left the pots to their own devices and for pretty much most of the summer they did nothing - a few weeks ago one of the pots suddenly sprung to life and is now flowering.  Now there's a turn up for the books!

Unknown Fuchsia

  Another Fuchsia, a hardy variety this time, shows few signs of just how late in the year it is.

Fuchsia magellanica Alba

The obligatory Mahonia in bloom.

Mahonia x media Charity

The first Hellebore of the winter also in bloom.  These green blooms eventually fade to a pale lemon.

Helleborus x hybridus Yellow Lady

Lastly, some surprises, we all like surprises do we not?

The most elusive plant in my garden.  Clematis Elsa Spath.  Last seen autumn 2013 but has never bloomed since around 2011.  I was surprised to find a single bloom entwined amongst one of the Clematis montana.

Clematis Elsa Spath

Candelabra Primula and Cowslips - Primula veris
Primula japonica Millers Crimson and Primula veris Sunset Shades 

I wonder, are there any surprises in your garden this November?