Can anyone please name this flowering bush? Small waxy pointed dark leaves , long pink trumpet flowers appearing in December.
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The mild Autumn (the second mildest on record for September to November apparently) and lack of frost (along the coast in Bournemouth anyway) has extended the flowering period of many plants.
Yes agree totally,here on the Undercliff of the Isle of Wight which has a favoured microclimate anyway, I counted over 40 species of garden plants in flower this week,including Hebe 'Midsummer Beauty (in full flower!), Tropaeolum majus, Nicandra physaloides,Aloysia triphylla, Cestrum auriantiacum, Cestrum parquii, Cobaea scandens,Eccremocarpus scaber,Penstemons, Ricinus,Fuchsias,Coronilla,Cyclamen,Solanum jasminoides to name but a few!
No frost at all yet, some years we escape without any, but last year was quite a hard winter here!
David J Trevan
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