October surprises

Having spent three consecutive days indoors it was good to spend a few hours on the plot Monday morning in the sunshine, although the ground was too damp to do much.

It’s surprising that cosmos corner is looking better now than it did most of the summer.

There was even a white butterfly fluttering round, but it never settled long enough for me to take a photo.

The yellow primroses in the long planter have been flowering for several weeks, and the white ones have now started to appear.

All six plants, three of each colour, have now flowered which is pleasing, having lifted and split the original two plants earlier in the year.

I have a primrose at home which I repotted this week.  I don’t know what colour flowers this one has so look forward to finding out, hopefully before too long.


It’s also surprising that the croscosmia still has a few flowers showing.

The weather has been rather unsettled this week with plenty of rain, along with periods of sunshine, which looks set to continue into next week.


Take care. and have a good weekend!


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14 Responses to October surprises

  1. Jo says:

    You’d be forgiven for thinking it was summer with such a stunning display of cosmos. It’s much too wet to do anything here today, the rain kept me awake through the night and though it’s now stopped, it’s cold, wet and miserable out there.

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  2. CJ says:

    Cosmos are brilliant aren’t they, they really go on and on. I have white ones that are also looking better now than ever. The rain is making my huge dahlias bend right to the ground at the moment, although they are still looking good. Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

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  3. Andy Randall says:

    Lovely cosmos. My cosmos (potted) has more flowers now than it has had all summer, obviously likes this weather, l don’t!
    Have a good weekend x


  4. Doris Potter says:

    They are all so beautiful! I always smile looking at the Cosmos with their cheery blooms and filigree-like leaves.


  5. Liz says:

    What an amazing display of cosmos.
    The native yellow English primrose is still one of my favourite flowers.


  6. nikkipolani says:

    Wow, that is a nice surprise! I’ve had more luck with the bright orange cosmos. For some reason, the white and pink ones just haven’t thrived here.


  7. snowbird says:

    Gosh, the cosmos is abundant, how lucky are you. We’ve had wet and windy weather here too.xxx


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