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This entry: Armistice Day special entry - Entry 38

A few late flowers for Armistice Day

As it is Armistice Day and we had a dry 'window' in this very wet week earlier this morning, I decided to do a short 'special' blog for this day. There was not much to see really but a few cheerful flowers may hopefully lift your mood as they do mine on this saddest of days. 

Spring gentians brighten a dull autumn day

There are always a few late flowers on my spring trumpet gentians - names tend to get lost or confused I'm afraid! 

Gentiana acaulis

Erigeron karvinskianus

This splendid year-round flowering daisy is really too good by half! It can take over a garden but is indispensable in my view. It is really best seen growing out of the mortar of an old wall, but here it just grows wherever one lets it,

Erigeron karavinskianus

Rhodanthemum (Leucanthemum) hosmariense

Another daisy that flowers 365 days of the year, and therefore tends to be taken for granted. It is a really good plant for growing in a large old chimney pot or similar tall contained where it can spill over the sides and down to the ground.

Rhodanthemum hosmariense

Convolvulus cneorum

Still going strong!

Convolvulus cneorum

Lapageria rosea

More suyrprisingly this is still going strong too - eat your hearts out you gardeners in colder climates!

Lapageria rosea
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