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Still some nice colours in the garden

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By amy2

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A walk round this morning showed the Penstemons and Salvias are still a firm favourite for colour in the garden lasting for many months ..and still blooming in November .


Salvia Peter Vidgeon


Salvia Involucrata


Salvia Embers Wish ,much paler than its original colour almost turning orange but still blooming


Penstemon White Wedding


Penstemon King George


Penstemon Czar with Bathgates Rudbeckia Indian summer ,still blooming away .


Rose Summer Sweetheart , new this year first flowers Nov 18.


Arum italicum subsp Marmoratum

I feel that at last I’m beginning to get a ‘feel’ of this strange garden , Trees are next on my list .
I’m looking forward to a challenging new year ..

I hope you enjoyed looking ..

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lovely flowers amy2 you'll have fun as the seasons turn.

18 Nov, 2018

 

I used to have Peter Vidgeon, its a lovely one! The last photo is more like my current garden with that Carex. Lovely photos Amy.

18 Nov, 2018

 

Such pretty Penstemens and I love that rose. Good luck with choosing your trees.

18 Nov, 2018

 

The whole garden looks grand Amy. The colors are so vibrant. We already had snow and the arctic blast we are getting tonight will finish it off. Time to fire up the furnace. :)

18 Nov, 2018

 

Thanks everyone Karen I'm concentrating a lot on 'green' plants and grasses this time round , Paul you're making me shiver Brrrr the forecast predicts it becoming colder here this week ...

19 Nov, 2018

 

Gosh they are gorgeous flowers.

19 Nov, 2018

 

Amy, I love a green garden...so lush!

19 Nov, 2018

 

My word Amy, anybody would think it was still summer! Please could your Penstemons give mine some lessons?
Love your Arum - really comes it its own at this time of year!

19 Nov, 2018

 

Thanks Sunny ,Karen,Stera I found two new baby Arums in the garden yesterday I'd forgotten buying them as plug plants in the spring I pointed them out to hubby as he's more than likely to hoe them out as weeds...
I can't make this new garden out Stera sometimes the wind is howling through from the sea other times it seems sheltered we're on a learning curve Haha ...

19 Nov, 2018

 

Nice to see your plants enjoying their new home and doing so well this late in the year :) x

19 Nov, 2018

 

Lovely, Amy. Penstemons and Salvias seem to have done well this late Autumn. Like the variegated planting in your new garden.

19 Nov, 2018

 

Amy our house is level with the top of the church tower and we have a great view of the weathervane - it makes me very conscious of how the weather and temperature vary with the wind direction. Sometimes we are sheltered and sometimes almost blown away so I sympathise!

19 Nov, 2018

 

It's great to see you putting on photos from your new garden Amy.... haven't the Penstemon and Salvias been wonderful this year, such good value plants...and you can't beat a green garden..

20 Nov, 2018

 

You're off to a great start, Amy. I'm under a foot of new fallen snow. it's been winter for a week now...and it's not even Dec. Our snow usually stays after Nov. 17th.. this year we got our snow on the 16th..an it continued for 3 days! brrr... is right. minus 17 last night.

20 Nov, 2018

 

We're trying Lori doing our best .. Oh No ! not the dreaded white stuff again , Minus 17 Wow, Make sure you have plenty of supplies , Keep warm Hibernate like a squirrel x

21 Nov, 2018

 

Get that quilt out of the closet, get that chicken stew on the stove.

21 Nov, 2018

 

Lol we did that last night Paul , snug as a bug in a rug ;o))

22 Nov, 2018

 

How lovely to see the colours in your new garden Amy ... you'll soon have it just the way you want ... :o)

22 Nov, 2018

 

Thanks Shirley its going to take time but we'll enjoy tackling it ....

22 Nov, 2018

 

What super colours and beautiful flowers still doing what they do best in your garden. A fabulous finish to a busy year.

23 Nov, 2018

 

Ah Thanks Julia , its good to see you back ,take care, rest as much as possible and don't run before you can walk ,that's an order x

24 Nov, 2018

 

Your Penstemons are doing so well. I have always thought of them as rather bedraggled plants but yours are nothing of the sort. So strong!

24 Nov, 2018

 

Lol! I don't really have an option Amy. I'm beginning to get fed up, being so restricted. I'm just trying to tell myself once I'm fully recovered, spring will be that much nearer.

24 Nov, 2018

 

Lovely to see so many plants still flowering in your garden, Amy! Those Penstemons are looking really good!

My friend Dick, from church, gave me a plant during the summer but unfortunately it died within a few months of putting it out on the balcony! It was quite pretty with red & white flowers.

I also sowed some seeds of Penstemon that my daughter gave me. They were old seeds that she got a several years ago free with a gardening mag she bought. I didin't know if they would germinate but sowed them anyway as you never know with plants - they can sometimes surprise you! These didn't though! :(

25 Nov, 2018

 

I keep promising to buy some salvias but have only got one so far. Seeing your beauties reminded me I need to get a list sorted ready for next year. The Penstemons are such great value plants and I love the green plants you have. Looking forward to seeing your new garden throuout the coming year.

25 Nov, 2018

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