Thursday, October 08, 2009

Still some colour.

It's taken a while but at last the hibiscus is blooming well. Dead heading is fun; you just tap smartly the bud you can see above the flower and it drops off .

The gorgeous penstemon has just appeared from a stem Margaret gave me but the white one Joy gave is a healthy looking bush with no flower as yet.

The autumnal looking one is a plant the nursery was getting rid of because it was on its last legs. Kevin may know the name.

The streptocarpi are descendants of one a dear lady neighbour gave me when we first came. Any of those leaves if stuck in compost will make a healthy plant.

Back in just over a week DV. Keep the faith.

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R. Sherman said...

Beautiful flowers. Ours are probably on the way out as we're expecting our first hard freeze this weekend.

Where did my summer go?


john.g. said...


Pat said...

Randall: we've turned chilly too. That'd be right when we're going on holiday.

John.g: that's it now till the Spring I think.

Leah said...

That is so pretty. And I love "dead heading," it is so satisfying!

sablonneuse said...

Do you mean to say that hibiscus flowers should stay on until they're dead? Mine always fall off - or maybe get knocked off - way before then.

kenju said...

Lovely flowers, Pat. My hibiscus always fell off after shriveling up.

Maggie said...

Simply lovely, colorful stuff. :)

RYN: Pictures. So mine add up to mountains from 74 on. Then, everytime I have switched computers, there's a new duplication of these millions. I have dragged and dropped them all over to a middle aged computer, given my old cranky one to daughter, and truly deleted anything I wouldn't use again off the new one. I use the Windows Explorer program and F drive on all the computers, and using that drive the pictures can be seen on all the other computers in the network.

For a photo host, I use Snapfish....tho I like the quality of images on Flickr far better it isn't intuitive for old lady's like me. Images delete easily there too. For you see, not only am I lazy, I am easily confused.


Mickle in NZ said...

Glorious colours, it must be a joy to walk outside and enjoy this in your lovely garden.

angryparsnip said...

Your garden must be a lovely place to enjoy now, right before Winter comes.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL, my dear...ALL of them! And so very dear looking, too....Hope you are having a WONDERFUL time!

debra said...

I was in the garden today, Pat, harvesting the last of many things. Flowers are just about done for this year, and by the end of the week, if we get the snow that is predicted they will be done for good.

Kanani said...

Beautiful! It's finally getting a bit nippy here as well. It rained today, which is good because it's been so dry for the past year! said...

So beautiful. I love that autumnal one! These colours are gorgeous.

lom said...

Pat are you Ok? It's been a long time, or have I missed something and you are off on your holidays

Jimmy Bastard said...

Indeed these flowers are pleasing to the eye, one cannot deny that fact. However... where is my favourite English rose? I do hope m'lady returns soon.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, speaking of using leaves in the compost, I remember a friend telling me not to.


He said...get's cannibalism.

He was serious too!

Pat said...

Leah: me too. Preferable dressed a la Vita with a big floppy hat.

Sandy: well they're French - what do you expect:)

Maggie: I can tell you have much more of a clue than I do.

Mickle : you are always welcome.

Parsnip: if only one had the time.

Naomi: it was great thank you. Passed in a flash.

Debra: snow already - that's seasons for you.

Kanani: I'm sure over all our rain fall is diminishing.

Sam: on holiday the cottage garden was different again - all deep reds and pinks.

LOM: thank you. Been away and recovering from something or other.

Jimmy: best thing that's happened all week is you're back. I'll be round when I've cleared some back log:)

GG: there's nowt so queer as folk.