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Flowering in October


With this lovely weather it is a joy to see so many plants still flowering this month.

I think this Caryopteris needs some TLC – I bought it a couple of years ago, thought about throwing it out as it hasn’t been growing well, but now it’s flowering I’ll keep it a little longer.

In summer I attended a talk at Bob Brown’s nursery ‘Cotswold Garden Flowers’ and they told me to plant Bearded Irises in a circle of 5, so that they are not in each other’s sun. This is the result – it looks like they are in a vase. I’ve given them some potash fertiliser, and hope to have a picture when they flower next year.

I bought the rose Little Robin Redbreast, because I liked its name :-)

Surprise, surprise about the Hosta and Campanula flowering for the 2nd time this year.

Have a nice day.

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I like the name 'Little Red Robin' too :o)
I'm pleased to see your Caryopteris flowering. I've had one for many years but never any flowers.

6 Oct, 2014


Looks as if Caryopteris has rewarded you for your patience Jan and I love the `little red robin`.

6 Oct, 2014


Thank you both for your comments.

I'm getting the impression that the Caryopteris might not an easy plant to grow. I must admit, I was on the verge of throwing it out - Hywel maybe you should tell your shrub that it might be on its way out :-)

9 Nov, 2014


I think I'll try that ... lol
It might have a fright and start flowering ! :D

10 Nov, 2014

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