Saturday in the garden

Posted Sat 09 November 2019 in garden

A first frost this morning, its very calm and sunny, probably more rain tonight though. It has rained every day this month so far.

1. Viola

I got a tray of these earlier and they are still flowering nicely.

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2. Salvia Amethyst lips

This is like S. 'Hot lips' but with a dark purple colour. Its possible that the colour is more stable as there are no all-white flowers on this plant, whereas there are on my 'Hot lips'.

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3. Alstroemeria 'Summer breeze'

This has been great value this year. It has flowered continuously since I got it, and is still going strong.

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4. Cotoneaster leaves and berries

The leaves and berries of this Cotoneaster are almost exactly the same colour. In the background there are the orange berries of the Pyracantha.

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5. Winter jasmine

I cut this back a fair amount, hoping that it would put on some new growth, but that doesn't seem to have happened much and there is just a small patch of this left. There are a reasonable number of flowers on it and it is good to have a little bit of colour at this time of the year.

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6. Lobelia - self seeded

Saw these and thought they were Lobelia which they indeed turned out to be. They are lasting better than most of the ones that I bought.

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