Counted 176 nasturtium blooms in my (fairly small) garden while tidying up leaves yesterday. Ridiculous!
Still lots of leaves to come down, too - cherry falling fast; hazel, czech elm and small-leaved lime across the road hanging on.
I dismantled our tomato greenhouse a couple of weeks ago and gave it to my son to use in his garden. If we grow any next year we will use large pots and grow them up canes.
Our climbing rose on the fence still has a few blooms on it, what an amazing Autumn it`s been.
I seen a cherry blossom flowering outside the gym this morning!! We have marigolds flowering, and strawberries, amongst other things. Amazing! The tree are mostly leafless, but with no help from the wind, which has been absent for a while.
Violets in flower in the small border under front window.Seed dropped by a bird.May well be having a plot on an allotment next week.Waited 3 years for it.Had a walk inthe sunshine to look at the area this morning.
As said elsewhere about the allotment
Phoned secratary at PSJ parish council.Plot woman on hols for a week.Whole plot £12 annualy or £6 per Half plot.So that bit is ok.
The cherry, Prunus Subhirtella is a winter flowering tree that is quite common and is probably what you saw. It's lovely to see it in blossom when all the other trees are bare!!
Wow that price is cheap, mine was £96 for a whole plot.
I've just ordered five plum trees and 10 cranberry plants! I don't have a lot of room for trees but a Victoria plum would go nicely in place of a weigela that's currently in a sunny corner. My son has taken up a fence and put in some posts and wires to grow espalier fruit trees, so he's getting three plum trees for Christmas and my daughter is getting the other one because she's always making jam and chutney!
The cranberry bushes are something I fancy growing in the border, they're evergreen and low growing with pink blossom so I think they'll be OK and hopefully in a couple of years I'll be making my own cranberry sauce for Christmas. Son, daughter and sister are also getting a couple of cranberry plants each!
The plum trees arrived, though the cranberries are to follow. I thought I'd orderd five, but it was actually six, so my son's had 4 and I've just been helping him plant them. He's growing them as espaliers along a wire fence and they're just the right size for doing that.
All the plum trees are in now but the cranberry plants haven't arrived yet. My Solent Wight garlic started to appear on Christmas Day!
Winter flowering honeysuckle is in bloom now, lovely scent over the back gate into the garden as you enter.
Noticed today that the climbing hydrangea has very fleshy buds already
The climbing Pelargoniums are still going strong and my Meditteranean Chrysanthemums are looking good. Hydrangeas are still in flower along with the broom. Bananas are still chucking out leaves and have recovered after those gales the other week.
Hydrangea still in flower.Heathers flowering.Violet flowering.Hellaborus also flowering.
It's been great having some fo the Garden still in bloom over Christmas !!
I have Rose Heads on the Summer Climbers, Erysimum' Bowles Mauve ' still blooming since last Feb ( Highly Recommend buying one ) and our Gernaiums still blooming in the Pots ...putting my Winter Pansies to shame
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My Hellebores are still looking good they have been in flower for the past 2 weeks and still look to be up for producing more. Mind you it is a bit early for them, they usually appear in late Jan. Or at least have in the last 2 years.
Picked the last of the greenhouse tomatoes today. Still sweet which surprised me. Cape Gooseberries still going strong.
No daffs yet, though. Quite a few roses in flower.