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Flowering at Home yesterday 4th December.


By siris


First decent day for ages. I was able to do some tidying up and take a few photos.
Nerines are now in flower.

I think all the rain has started the Hesperanthus blooming, but it was so windy the photo of the red variety was out of focus

Also flowering tenderish Abutilon megapotamicum variegata amongst a Rosemary.

Salvia Amistad is the dark purple one, with Phyllis Fancy, the blue and white, both overwintered outside with a covering of bark chippings.



I would have expected the Clematis Balearica to be flowering now. I note it’s now called C. cirrhosa var. balearica.

and this winter flowering Jasmine, but not the Forsythia, which has started to flower as is my Polygala.

Or several varieties of Primulas.

Three varieties of Saxifraga, dislike the wet soil.
Mount Nachi.

Blackberry and Apple Pie. Red Ben Tsukasa photo no good.

Woke up to a frost this morning, but all those blooms are hanging in there, also the leaves of Polyphyllum Spotty Dotty are still intact.

Afterthought …missed this Malva Windsor Castle, several self sown seedlings, all flowering, love it.

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You have the best flowers.

5 Dec, 2018


Agree with Bathgate! Some nice flowers.

I do envy you all who have colour in your gardens still.

5 Dec, 2018


Thank you, The sky might be grey, again, but there are still some blobs of colour, although the Hellebores show no sign of buds yet.

5 Dec, 2018


Siris your garden must be lovely and sheltered! I have nothing in flower at all except for a few odd primroses and my nerines ( in a very sheltered SW facing corner) have been over or several weeks. Winter jasmine is so lovely - manages to be fragile looking and tough at the same time, and always such a joy! Thanks for including it.

5 Dec, 2018


Stera, the small back garden is sheltered on all sides, although in winter, as the sun is so low in the sky it never gets any sun. The shade loving Saxifrages are in the back. The front gets some sun if there is any, but the wind whistles along the road from the North west. Nerines and the Salvias are hugging the bungalow wall in the front, the Mallow in the front by the low wall is almost lying flat.

5 Dec, 2018


That's surprising - your photos always look wonderful anyway. You must get enough sun on the front for your irises !

5 Dec, 2018


Eirlys, I was wrong about my Hellebores, there are some buds on the orientalis amongst the leaves. I never cut off the green leaves, I know some folks do, better to see the flowers. I don't grow Helleborus niger any more; it doesn't do well for me
Stera, in summer, front and back get some sun at sometime during the day. The only place that gets sun all day is the middle of the road!

7 Dec, 2018


What a lovely collection of flowers, Siris.

7 Dec, 2018


Thank you Linda, but roll on Spring.

10 Dec, 2018


I missed this blog, so much in flower lucky you!

12 Feb, 2019


Dd, the Primula, the Clematis and that pink Hesperanthus are still flowering on Feb 12th.

12 Feb, 2019


Really, unbelievable, because we have had some very hard frosts.

14 Feb, 2019

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