The fantastic little bedding rose, 'Garden Party', still seems to think that it is summer, and keeps blooming. Ssshhh! Don't let the truth be told !
A couple of stray Campanula flowers are battling against the cold, the rest have long since gone !
A reiliable stalwart throughout the coldest weather is Winter Jasmine. It is just next to the back door, so that it brightens up our day every time we pass it.
Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' is a little bright spot of colour amidst the brown.
The brightest stars in the garden are, without doubt, the violas and the pansies, in pots and troughs around the doors.
This is the delicious Viola Primrose Picotee. Below is a viola, sadly anonymous,
The flower looks like a summer flowering perennial, as it lush and large flowered. I am racking my brains to remember what it is called, so all help welcome ! This is the first year I have grown it and it is a real pleasure. The flowers are delicate yet very robust, coping well with rain and wind.
This post is linked to 'May Dreams Gardens' 'Bloggers Bloom Day', which takes place on the 15th day of every month. If you pop across there you will find lots of fantastic garden blogs to explore. The link is below.