Sunday, 20 December 2009

Flowers still.

This is the latest I've seen this shrub flowering in my garden. I was impressed the year before last when it was still flowering all through October. Flowers in December!!

This Erysium 'Bowles Mauve' is an amazing flowerer - it seems to carry one the whole year round.

I was in my slippers so didn't get very close to this plant. It's called Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' and the berries are an unusual purple. It's not all purple in my garden now honest! There are red berries on the cotoneaster but I couldn't get a decent angle on them. The red looks gorgeous -has a hint of orange.


  1. So lovely to see colour in the garden in winter. And I love the purples:-)

  2. How splendid to have these flowers still.

  3. Rachel and Lane- I agree it's lovely to have colour still. I am rather partial to purple but not on walls of rooms.

  4. Hello,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and loved ones!! :D
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  5. Lovely of you to visit. I'd love to visit Malaysia- one day....