Saturday, 15 November 2014
GBBD: November 2014
It is a grey, damp day today: the garden is looking rather dismal so I was surprised at how many blooms I found. The Fuchsias have to be the star of the show. I got a number of free fuchsias from Gardens' World last year and they are all still flowering and we have a bush growing next to the French door: it manages to flower for weeks and weeks every year. I have taken cuttings that are now flowering in different parts of the garden and plan to cultivate some for growing along the side of the lane. The branches bend so beautifully and any vehicles brushing against them won't be scratched (I had thought of hydrangea bushes but ....)
As I wandered round I found lots of buds preparing to open. My carnations are smothered in them. While other plants have given up for the year. The Peony trees are covered in soggy brown leaves. A monster of a Nasturtium (that appeared in the middle of a border after I scattered some home made compost about) has succumbed to the frost. On the other hand two Delphiniums have decided to flower. The garden seems completely confused ... "Am I coming or going?"
My son moves into a new apartment this weekend so I was helping by taking some stuff up to the tip. Whenever I go there I always come back with "somebody else's rubbish" according to my husband ... but he had to agree that this pot was worth salvaging. I thought it was a 'blooming' bargain. Not sure Jack and his girlfriend were impressed with me scurrying round the tip rescuing junk though!
I have linked with May Dreams Gardens for the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.