Amazing to have all those flowers still, I don't have that many left I'm sure. Su
I don't know how you did that video Celia but it was very clever. How lovely to see so many flowers still going strong in November,some of which look like tender salvias, so it must be mild. In fact I saw a beautiful Red Admiral today and we commented how warm it is for this time of year. Lesley
Snippets of colour at the end of the season, lovely.
Amazing to see all those beautiful flowers in November. It is so gray and cold in Massachusetts. It feels like snow here. Lucky you!!
I have some of these still going too! Today I finally gave in and lifted my sweet peas. They have truly earned their keep this year!
Are they the usual blooms for November, or do you think it's due to the unseasonal warmth? Around here we have swirls of falling brown oak leaves and not much else. But, I just noticed the witch hazel in bloom! Do you have them?
Celia, your flowers are so beautiful and that tune is perfect for them their autumn dance. Madeleine P is such a wonderful singer, and Leonard Cohen ... well, is he not superb.xo
Hi Su - once you start looking it's amazing how many you can find.Hi Lesley - I think the salvia is my Pineapple Sage, only just coming in to flower (very late this year).Hi SBL - isn't it lovely, last year we had already had the first snowfall in October.Hi FBMKW - our weather systems usually come across the Atlantic, so we'll be getting those cold grey days very soon!Hi Elizabethm - my sweetpeas weren't brilliant this year - that 9 week drought and 30C+ temps didn't help!Hi Terry - we're having very mild weather for November so some of the summer flowers are sending up new buds! The soil here is dry and alkaline, not the best for witch hazels. We see them in some of the ornamental 'winter gardens', I think some are more alkaline tolerant. I don't 'do' plants that don't like my garden.Hi Frances - the music was in my very short playlist on my studio computer - but it is just right. Yes, I too think the Madeleine P version is better than the original – but I'm not adverse to the odd LC track now and again.Celiax
How wonderful to see all those flowers on a cold November day and the music is perfect, thank you for brightening my morning.
Hi Poshyarns - it's a wild and windy one isn't it!Celiax
I had to produce a bunch of flowers for my flower arranging class last Thursday and had forgotten to buy them. I went round the garden and was amazed at what was still in flower.We should train ourselves to look more closely!
Only the cosmos have survived my garden. The rest is green (and gold, which is rapidly disappearing from the trees with every puff of wind).
Isn't it great how many flowers are still going (fairly) strong. We saw some daisies in the wood last week. Coincidentally I was listening to Madeleine P. on my ipod while I was felting in the kitchen this morning - just the kind of music to keep me patient while I rub-a-dub-dub.
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