A week of flowers (well nearly) – 1st December 2022

I have only just stumbled across ‘A Week of Flowers’ hosted by Cathy at Words & Herbs – she is encouraging us all to post photos of our summer flowers every day for a week, to brighten the winter gloom for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Having just had our first frost of the season here in Wales, this seems like an excellent idea, so I’m jumping aboard for the rest of the week! Pop over to Cathy’s site and be warmed by everyone else’s pics too. https://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/2022/11/30/a-week-of-flowers-2022-day-one/

What could be warmer than these red echinacea? I can’t remember the variety but I do recall that I bought these on a lovely weekend away in Cornwall, from an excellent little stall in a market in Truro. It seems a long way to transport a plant back to Wales, but it makes for a lovely souvenir and I do like to buy a plant on holiday if I’m in the UK (don’t bring plants or plant material back from overseas though people, the risk of introducing plant disease is sadly just too great). I’m never too confident this glowing friend is going to make it through the winter, but the stall holder assured me it was fully hardy, and it’s in its third year, so I probably worry unnecessarily (I’m prone to that). Thanks to Cathy for hosting – what a nice excuse to review the gardening year in photos (not that I need much excuse!)

Published by Notes from the Under-Gardener

Keen amateur gardener, tending a large home garden growing flowers, fruit and veg, ably supported by husband and dog.

6 thoughts on “A week of flowers (well nearly) – 1st December 2022

  1. Oh yes, very warming! Just what we need this frosty morning! I know what you mean about Echinacea… I have had so many disappear over the years. This red one is gorgeous. Lovely you are joining in! 😃🌺

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