On Friday I took a final walk around the garden for October 2014. I was pleasantly surprised to find several plants flowering out of season.
Now both of these blooms just shouldn’t be doing this, Camellia Nobilissima and a large flowered clematis in October !
The camellia usually flowers, if I’m lucky, around Christmas time provided the frost doesn’t get it first. The clematis, well that’s an early summer flowering type.
The drying heads of Hydrangea and Clematis Alba Luxurians. Now I did cut the clematis down at the end of it’s usual flowering time, but it just seems to be going on and on.
And my favourite an unnamed Auricula looking perfect in the autumn sun. There are several more pots with buds showing.
Now all of the Astrantia seem to be enjoying this weather as well. Roma along with Shaggy Florence and Venice are all giving me cut flowers.
The Dahlia Purpusii has made an enormous amount of growth this year. During the spring I took more cuttings and have four more plants growing, all equally as prolific.
The only thing to do is enjoy the display while you can, it surely can’t last for too much longer…….