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Sunday, November 18

Hanging on ...

Our garden appears to be in a confused state at the moment. I think the plants are just having a little fun trying to defy the seasons. 

There are those plants that refuse to accept that summer has been and gone. Maybe they are still waiting, like usunable to believe that last season's summer just never materialised.

The roses still live in hope and are continuing to produce buds.
Not an aphid in sight, no powdery mildew either but once these buds break open they will soon wish they hadn't bothered.

The penstemons in both the front and back garden are worth the effort as they  continue flowering for such a long period.

I've been really pleased with the planting in the front garden which has had interest colour from February and is still refusing to completely give in to the approach of winter. 
Then there is a newly opened kaffir lily that has sprung up out of nowhere - it seems to have sneaked along the edge of the white and blue border. 
It can stay there for now but will have to be moved. Pity it isn't one of the white ones but that would be pushing our luck as we only have red ones planted in the garden.



Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author by S Garrett

16 comments:

  1. Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately but once the National Novel Writing Month is over (which I have signed up for) I should have a little more time. Lovely to see that you have so much flowering in the garden poor old plants don't know whether they are coming or going.

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    1. You're writing a novel, Elaine - how exciting - something I've always fancied having a go at but need a really original idea! I did start a children's book once but lost the draft when I changed computers and so gave up on it!

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  2. You chose the plants really well for your front garden, I think having colour for so many months of the year is something we all strive for.

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    1. I've been pleased with the outcome, Jo

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  3. The penstemons look like great plants to have. I noticed new growth and fresh new buds on one of my rose plants over the weekend too.

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    1. Penstemons are great plants to have, Kelli and there are so many varieties to choose from. Very easy to get going from cuttings too.

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  4. I used to grow penstemons in London, and loved them - reliable, pretty and long flowering - the perfect plant in many ways. Shame they aren't edible....are they?

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    1. I've never considered whether they are edible or not, Liz - I'm guessing not!

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  5. The plants pretend to be ignorant? hahhaa..
    That's beautiful penstemons! Love the sight of flowers!

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    1. They're especially welcome at this time of year Malar.

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  6. Your front garden is looking wonderful Sue, no wonder you are chuffed - I bet your neighbors are too!

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    1. Thanks Janet - I don't suppose it will last too much longer though

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  7. I don't think it's just the gardens in a confused state Sue...my strawberry plants have decided to fruit and flower again....they really need to learn a little more about the British weather..lol

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    1. Doubt the fruits will turn red though Tanya - more's the pity!

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  8. Your border looks lovely. It has been a very strange year, I've got hollyhocks flowering again! xx

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