a week of flowers

I shall be joining Cathy of ‘Words and Herbs’ in her aim to bring cheer to the dark days of December. Back in 2017 (can it really be five years ago?) I had an Alternative Advent Calendar on my flower blog showing the wonderful flowers that were in bloom along the George V Memorial Walk in Hayle during November. I haven’t been able to get to the garden this November so I am going to reuse those beautiful blooms which hopefully will bring some brightness into our lives.

Schizostylis coccinea are often better known as ‘Hesperantha coccinea’


  1. pommepal says:

    I don’t know this one, but it is so pretty. Does it have a scent?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Mmm… not sure if they are fragrant. I don’t grow them myself but might try next year if I remember to buy the bulbs!

  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Hesperantha is a lovely plant and I have two here. Unfortunately they come into flower very late and get caught by the frost. (I can’t help wondering if they flower so late because they’re waiting for a bit more moisture in the ground. Must try watering them more!)

    1. Heyjude says:

      It does like moist soil and is also known a River lily, which suggests it does well in a bog garden. I really ought to try them.

      1. Ann Mackay says:

        I think I will be moving mine when I build the planned small bog garden… 🙂

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