Show us your flowers 💐

Really pleased with this Protea cynaroides ‘Little Prince’. It’s a king protea, flowers the same size, but more compact plant and for me more floriferous. I’ve had it for about 4 years and it’s flowered every year and this year it has an amazing 9 flowers; all on a relatively small plant. Superb.

I’ve had another king protea (standard form) for 20 years and its flowered once in the first couple of years and never since. The standard king is longer and more straggly.



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Buddleja (butterfly bush):


Wishing everyone a lovely weekend :relaxed:

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Every garden should have one. Cut it back in Spring or after flowering in Autumn , superb for bees and butterflies .

And a lovely weekend to you as well

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The trouble is the seeds go everywhere!

It’s is lovely.

Phil

One of my bucket list desires is to go to South Africa and instead of elephants and leopards , photograph proteas and sunbirds.

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This is Helenium autumnale (sneezeweed), the dried leaves were formerly used to make snuff and it was inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits:


Wishing everyone a lovely weekend :relaxed:

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And good for pollinators in Autumn

Much to certain people’s disapproval , I have left mint to run rampant @ the back of the house. A combination of laziness and wanting to help pollinators. Been rewarded with masses of flowers over a long time and oodles of bees and a humming bird moth

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