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Look What's Blooming In November!

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By meanie

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It suddenly dawned on me this evening that it’s November, so I went out with my camera and snapped everything that is in bloom still.

The Salvia family has been a new theme for me this year. And almost all of them are still flowering.

Salvia x jamensis “Hot Lips”

S.patens “Dots Delight”

The wonderful hybrid “Wendys Wish”

Salvia guaranitica “Black and Blue”

Salvia elegans

And most surprisingly, Salvia discolor

Both forms of Sollya heterophylla are still flowering with the white form blooming the best………..

I’m probably most surprised by my Polygala myrtifolia…….

Passiflora caerulea “White Lightning” continues to put out at least a flower a day.

Even the Clerodendrum ugandense is still producing the odd bloom!

Campanula “Kent Belle” continues to flower (and spread) vigorously.

Gaura lindheimeri……..

And finally, an unknown Penstemon.

I like warm Octobers!

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Comments

 

More uplifting than the last Blog..

2 Nov, 2011

 

Very Nice Meanie, it nice to see so much colour still in your garden.

2 Nov, 2011

 

You've got lots of Salvias. They're doing well for you. It's nice to see things flowering late into the autumn.

2 Nov, 2011

 

Is it Pimpernel!!

Surreylad - there are a couple of Campanulas which are almost back in bloom too!

I should have a few more next year thanks to Simbad Hywel.

2 Nov, 2011

 

November, Meanie, and these are still with us!! Incredible & beautiful.

2 Nov, 2011

 

lovely close-ups meanie of such delicate flowers :o)

2 Nov, 2011

 

Amazing! All those lovely salvias, especially Hot Lips..makes me smile that!
I still have loads of alstroemerias, my honeysuckle Dropmore Scarlet is just finishing, low growing campanulas have rebloomed as have some hardy geraniums, my white lavender still going strong and my lovely iris. Even verbena has new flowers, roses, fuchsias of course, and achillias are also showing new flowers.
My biggest shock is Clematis Siebaldii Florida - have one with a flower and one with buds!

2 Nov, 2011

 

No sun
No warmth
No flowers in my garden [well not many]
oh its No-vember again

but then we have Meanie to prove its not impossible to have flowers ~ beautiful ones too ~ in November in the garden!!!

2 Nov, 2011

 

Its great Meanie, the longer they last hopefully means a shorter winter for us.
Lovely photo`s...

2 Nov, 2011

 

Still lots of colour in your garden, enjoyed your photos

2 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely Meanie, all of them!

2 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely pictures Meanie love your salvias one of my favourite plants, I have a couple of new ones to grow from seed next year too thanks to Amy:-) and bought a new plant, Salvia 'Bulleyana'.

2 Nov, 2011

 

Great still to have colour isn't it?
Lovely plants:) too many crackers to pick a favourite from :)

2 Nov, 2011

 

Very nice, Salvias are good value arn't they :o)

2 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks all!
I'm particularly pleased with the Salvia discolor as I gave it a major shop about five weeks ago!

2 Nov, 2011

 

major shop? you took it to the high street???

2 Nov, 2011

 

He he Sticki - maybe for a pair of shoes eh? lol

2 Nov, 2011

 

Should have said chop!
Must get some sleep,,,,,,,,

2 Nov, 2011

 

thought so ~ sorry couldnt resist the comment. hope you sleep well. made your chilli tonight ~ it smells sooooo good.

2 Nov, 2011

 

Meanie:

Those are some gorgeous photos! :>)

3 Nov, 2011

 

Thank you Delonix!

3 Nov, 2011

 

Great to so much colour Meanie so late. only evergreens left uphere.

3 Nov, 2011

 

It's also very surprising Geordielad!
My Impatiens morsea was put back outdoors a couple of weeks ago and that has put a new bloom out today too!

3 Nov, 2011

 

There are so many plants at Kew still flowering, the salvia border is still going strong. The down side of this warm weather is a lack of good autumn colour.

5 Nov, 2011

 

I bet that there are some great Salvia there!

5 Nov, 2011

 

So - how are you going to protect those beauties? I tried S. discolor in the greenhouse a couple of years ago, but still lost it. :-(

Do you think 'Wendy's Wish' will need protection? I'm not sure what to do - just thick mulching, or more than that?

5 Nov, 2011

 

S.discolor will come indoors Spritz. If I could get cuttings to strike from it I'd put it in the garage, but I can't.......

"Wendy's Wish" will get a sheet of glass over it, with glass on the north side too. The south side is only two metres from the fence, so I'll leave that open for air. Has it given you cuttings?

5 Nov, 2011

 

Wow stunning flowers and well done on the pictures.Its nice to see so much colour in these colder duller months well done.:))))

6 Nov, 2011

 

Thank you Mark!

6 Nov, 2011

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