Thursday, 31 December 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - December

December has proved to be the warmest ( and wettest ) ever ! In our area we have had Daffodils, Canna lilies, snowdrops jasmine and camellias all in flower this month 
but nothing can top our delight with having our dahlia imperialis flower at last.

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It is a rather ugly brute of a plant but the flowers are so delicate.

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It has gone down to -3'c at the end of last month and taken more batterings from more storm force winds than I thought possible.

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More seasonal are the window boxes. We decided to stick just to one variety of violas this year.

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Viola – Morpho

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The front border is a lot more full this year a lovely light purple osteospermum is giving us colour, while the wallflowers and foxgloves are waiting to do their stuff in the Spring

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In the garden itself we still have a little colour.

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This very early Anemone De Caen might be a bit nibbled but is still a joy to see.

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The last of the cosmos. They did us proud this year but we will try another variety next

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The top garden looks a bit bleak this month but we have high hopes for next year.

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Out with the old year in with the new !

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We have a lot to look forward to

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and we have not started sowing seeds in earnest yet

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Roll on 2016 -

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Roll on Spring


1 comment:

  1. It has been an amazingly warm month - but one can't help but wonder what bitter cold the next few months may have to offer. Ho hum. Roll on Spring, indeed. Jx