November 2018

The heavy rain we had in the middle of last month certainly brought many things to life in my garden and I had a pleasant surprise when I looked over some flower beds the other day to find that my nerines had thrown up flower stems, and I can’t wait for the full beauty of their rich flowers to open.  Generally in northern Europe, nerines flower at the end of summer, but mine hang on well into this month before sharing their beauty with everyone.  This plant hails from South Africa and belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family, whilst in another bed, bulbs of Sternbergia lutea, also from the same family, shot up and gave me much pleasure watching these crocus-like plants show off their pretty golden flowers. So, whilst the rest of the garden is winding down for the coming winter, I can still enjoy delights such as these.

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