WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN DECEMBER 19

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    Surprisingly there are a few things in full bloom:
    Anisodontea el Royo still doing its thing (sorry it's blurred)
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    Strangely, lilac ipheion in full bloom, but not the blue one.
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        Not in my garden, just out on a walk... Spindles in full berrySpindleBerries2Sm.jpgSpindleBerriesSm.jpg
         
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          No-one else seeing anything this month?
          Well here are a very early narcissus, Kniphofia Christmas Cheer and Grevillea - maybe Mt Tamborithra (the label has fallen off). The narcissus is at National Botanic Garden of Wales, where I also saw a geum valiantly floweringNarcissusEarly.jpgGrevilleaQueryTamborithra.jpgKniphofiaChristmasCheer3.jpg
           
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            Same here. Especially surprising when I consider the total neglect that my plants have suffered the last few months!

            An Aloe noid in the unheated (and at the moment unisnsulated) greenhouse..............
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            Also in the greenhouse is Isoplexis canariensis............
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            Salvia lasiantha............
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            Outdoors on some staging by the house I have a small Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'...........
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            That is really surprising as the ones in the greenhouse are all fried by the frosts! Also outdoors I can see the first signs of flower stems on my Cymbidium 'Ice Cascade'.............
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              Not a lot of opportunity to get out, at the moment, and take photos of a wind battered rain drenched. Will try and do better at the weekend.
               
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                As promised above, taken this morning between showers.
                Grevillea victoriae
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                Viburnum bodnantense "Dawn"
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                Salvia involucrata
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                Mahonia oiwakensis lomarifolia
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                Calendula
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                Colletia hystrix
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                Sarcococca confusa
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                  Hello this is very early for primroses:smile:
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                    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    Not a lot going on around here so a few bits inbetween the downpours.
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                      Hi @NigelJ does Mahonia Lomarifolia have the lily of the valley perfume like some others?

                      @wiseowl - not only are primroses early but I have a camellia starting early too. Very odd.
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                        Hello still in flower the name escapes me:scratch::) Thanks to @noisette47 who has jogged my memory its Penstemon:smile:

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                          Hello Woo Penstemon?
                           
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                            Good morning @noisette47 Penstemon that's it,thank you my friend very much appreciated,I have 4 of these all still in bloom,enjoy your day
                             
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                              They are lovely plants, aren't they? Have a good Christmas, Woo xx
                               
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