Thursday, 15 December 2011

December Flowers

There has been plenty of action in the flower garden this month. Plenty of weeds too, of course, but I've taken care not to photograph those! I'm enjoying watching my new roses, although only Sexy Rexy has really managed to bloom so far. There are some small buds on Claire Rose, but Queen Elizabeth has deigned it beneath her to flower just yet. Never mind, I have plenty of poppies and carnations to enjoy.

Petunias are brightening several spots in the garden. And graceful aquilegias flourish.

Here are the glorious Angel Wings poppies. It's actually past time for me to yank them out, before they self seed absolutely everywhere, and to let more light and air to the roses.

This month I'm syncing my monthly flowers post with Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.


  1. Wow those poppies are amazing! Your flower garden is beautiful.

  2. By the way if you haven't already seen my recent posts, please do - I have given your blog an award.

  3. Beautiful poppies!
    I should try to grow some in the Spring.
    Mississippi, USA

  4. The Angel Wings poppies are simply lovely! And I love your roses!
    Happy GBBD :)

  5. I live in the Midwest U.S. where everything is brown and gray this time of year--what a delight to see all your colorful blooms! The poppies are stunning! Happy Bloom Day!

    P.S. This is my first visit here--your blog title intrigued me:) Your garden is anything but dark!

  6. Bridget - thanks for stopping by, and also thanks for the award! I saw it on your blog when I visited last night :)

    Lea - you should definitely grow some poppies, and they will self seed so you'll always have them!

    Christine - thanks, there are actually roses tucked in behind those poppies, so I think it's time to pull out the poppies and let the roses shine.

    Scott - it's amazing the poppies actually flowered, given the amount of rain and wind we've had this spring!

    Rose - thanks for your visit, I'm glad I could provide a little colourful cheer!



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