SoS: The Last Flowers of Summer

The temperatures this week have dropped dramatically as the autumn breeze brings an icy chill. Although our weather station still records temperatures in the low twenties during the day, step away from the shelter of the terrace then shorts and sleeveless tops are quicky replaced for warmer clothes. Night temperatures have also plummeted as low as 3C in the valley but fortunately on the cliffs we are still enjoying temperatures of 8C degrees plus. (according to my min max themometer). As I write this I can hear the OH aka Garden Gnome filling the wheelbarrow with logs for our log fires. Next week the forecast is wet and windy so a good time to fill the house with warmth and cheer. Beside the warmth there is nothing more comforting than sipping a hot drink while watching the flames curl round the logs until the hearth is a glowing red mass. Which reminds me – it must be almost time to buy some chestnuts to roast on the fire.

Okay, I digress. With the passing of summer to autumn we still have plenty of flowers to enjoy.

1.Hibiscus in Bloom

Yellow and Red Hibiscus
Yellow and Red Hibiscus

2. Mystery Mauve Shrub

Mystery Mauve Plant
Mystery Mauve Plant

 

Mystery Mauve Shrub
Mystery Mauve Shrub

3. Dipladenia

Dipladenia
Dipladenia

4. Poorly Petunias

Petunias
Petunias

5. Euphorbias

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

 

Euphorbia
Euphorbia

6. Abracadabra Rose

 

Abracadabra Rose
Abracadabra Rose

That’s my six for this Saturday. Do pop over to Mr P’s blog to check out more six on saturday bloggers

Unfortunately, after taking lots of photos of all my fruit and veg, I missed the deadline for Six on Saturday last week so I thought I’d get up early today to make sure I met the deadline.

Garden Diary: Fruit and Veg Challenges – October

19 thoughts on “SoS: The Last Flowers of Summer

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  1. From your plant choices your climate seems to be similar to mine in eastern Australia south of Sydney. Except I an 40 kms inland at 200 metres above the sea . . . Your hibiscus is lovely but can you grow the beautiful showy Hawaiian hibiscuses . . . I am just on the borderline ! Put your petunias in a way shallower pot and try again . . .The euphorbia and dipladenia like their care . . . best for your knee . . .

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  2. I see that temperatures are also dropping in southern Europe… It ‘s true that October was unusually colder than the other years…. Your mystery plant is a Duranta . I also grow one ( Duranta repans for mine – seeds from Reunion Island )

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