As a reminder for getting things planted now and for next year, I'm going to put together a list of some of the things I'd like to have blooming next year.
Name: Dahlia 'Happy'
Name: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'
Name: Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Name: Allium sphaeroceph
Name: Limonium Sinuatum
So far I have planted some daffodil bulbs and a Peonie (although the leaves are already looking a little crispy). If I had a list of things I'd like to grow by the end of this year it would include a Rose and lots of climbers. So far I've managed to look after 2 passion flowers, a jasminum and 2 honeysuckles. As well as my gladioli finally flowering and a successful season for my new lilies! Fingers crossed I can keep them all through the winter. I have also recently bought a beautiful rose which had blackspot which I am treating, booo!
There's not a lot of interest in terms of colour or foliage in our garden over winter, perhaps something I should look at next spring when I get the gardening bug back. Right, now I need to work out the best place to plant our new blueberry and raspberry plants! Fingers crossed for fresh fruit for Nye come 2013.