The Camillia must have started developing buds in January, if not before. Slowly, slowly they have been becoming more clearly defined as flower buds not new leaf sheafs, fattening, then a couple of weeks ago some of them showed a slight sign of colour and just before this weekend one flower began to open. Now there are three open. This Camillia seems to be totally disorientated about when it should flower and has now flowered at three different times of year. There are a lot of buds on the small tree; last time it flowered buds went on opening from October to Christmas so I may have camillia flowers for some time.
All the Lavenders are in different stages of bloom, with the Munstead, the first to bloom, going over now.
Back to gloom and heavy showers, weatherwise.
Photos: Camillia; Asiatic lily Toronto, with Brindisi fading out to the left; Monte Negro, but Landini hasn’t opened yet; Japanese Anemone; a spray of Westerland.
Lavender 'Hidcot' Flowering
Pink lavender Flowering
Lavender 'Blue Cushion' Flowering
Dwarf lavender Flowering
Japanese Anemone Flowering
Asiatic lily Monte Negro Flowering
Lilium Toronto Flowering
Larkspur 'Gentian Blue' Flowering
the first to flower, self-sown in Shade. How did it get there?
Camellia 'April Remembered' Flowering
Clematis 'Huldine' Flowering
really slow to start, usually it starts at the same time as the Jackmanii. Next Spring I will cut them right back, not so many flowers this
Hemerocallis 'Destined to See' Flowering
Cape Gooseberry Fruiting
it has 2 fruits