Still got flowers!

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ThePlantAssassin, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. ThePlantAssassin

    ThePlantAssassin Gardener

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2012
    Messages:
    444
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    NuttyFruitCake
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Ratings:
    +1,004
    Well here we are nearly at Christmas (bah humbug) and I still have some plants flowering in my garden that began blooming in early to summer. Good ol Geranium Rozanne and a tall form of blue/purple campanula and some purple penstemons too. Strangest of all is a mid summer flowering clematis that is usually quite short lived and stopped flowering by August end.. Everything is usually well asleep by now. Im delighted of course but just another crazy thing to be going on this year. My neighbour still has a wonderful display of gorgeous yellow roses. :noidea:
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Upsydaisy

      Upsydaisy Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Apr 26, 2017
      Messages:
      7,015
      Gender:
      Female
      Occupation:
      Semi Retired.
      Location:
      Hampshire
      Ratings:
      +19,606
      We do too @ThePlantAssassin ! We have Laverta, Rudbeckias, Straw Flowers ( forgot their proper name) Roses and Christmas Rose Hellibores and annual Salvia.....and Daffodils pushing up!
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • stephenprudence

        stephenprudence GC Weather Guru

        Joined:
        Jul 17, 2010
        Messages:
        1,701
        Gender:
        Male
        Occupation:
        General Asisstant (for now), and full time immatur
        Location:
        Wirral, Zone 9a
        Ratings:
        +2,254
        All of the summer bedding is still flowering but I'd be lying if I said that was unusual here. It actually happens most years to be honest but we do live on a mild coastal area.

        If I had to say what I find surprising though I'd say Brugmansia, Physalis and Lantana still in flower is rather unusual.
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • ThePlantAssassin

          ThePlantAssassin Gardener

          Joined:
          Jun 6, 2012
          Messages:
          444
          Gender:
          Female
          Occupation:
          NuttyFruitCake
          Location:
          East Sussex
          Ratings:
          +1,004
          It gives me a little lift and goodness knows we could all use that right now.
          I live on the South Coast where things do last a bit later but this really is exceptionally unusual. We've had 4 or 5 light frosts too but they didn't kill anything. In my fairyland I'd like to think nature is trying to be kind to me.
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • mazambo

            mazambo Forever Learning

            Joined:
            Sep 11, 2018
            Messages:
            1,196
            Gender:
            Male
            Location:
            Stoke-on-Trent
            Ratings:
            +2,725
            And why not:hapflowers2:
             
            • Like Like x 2
            • Friendly Friendly x 1
            • Jasmine star

              Jasmine star Super Gardener

              Joined:
              Apr 26, 2020
              Messages:
              275
              Gender:
              Female
              Ratings:
              +922
              Me too. I still have beautiful yellow Snapdragons in the borders putting on a good show and lots of Geranium.
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • Scrungee

                Scrungee Well known for it

                Joined:
                Dec 5, 2010
                Messages:
                15,825
                Location:
                Central England on heavy clay soil
                Ratings:
                +27,290
                Also lots of wildflowers still around, must look down next time I take a camera out, rather than up for birds.

                But there must have been some funny weather a short while ago as some of the local Horse Chestnuts had their sticky buds (due to open next spring) burst open and flower spikes appear, which were promptly frosted.

                IMG_20201216_133904032.jpg
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                Loading...

                Share This Page

                1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                  By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                  Dismiss Notice