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.

A pretty two-toned Hebe / Veronica. Hebe is a group of plants within the genus Veronica, native to New Zealand.


  1. Cathy says:

    I adore Hebes and wish I could grow them! I have had them as annuals in pots before, but they always succumb to the wet and frosts in winter. This pale purple is really gorgeous! Thank you for joining in this week Jude. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the flowers that grow in your part of the world! 🤗

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks for running the challenge again this year Cathy. I do actualy have a couple of Hebes flowering in my garden at the moment. Sadly not this lovely combination.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Lovely! Back to blue skies this morning but the plants are looking woebegone.

    1. Heyjude says:

      So jealous of all your blue skies!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, this is a lovely one. There are several in this garden and I have a few in my own, a couple in flower at the moment.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Fuchsias, osteos and Geranium Rozanne still flowering…

  3. These flowers are gorgeous! I love the colours!

    1. Heyjude says:

      An unusual one. They do well in my garden as they love the moist soil.

  4. beetleypete says:

    That’s a lovely image, Jude. Bright and cheerful.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pete. The last one for now, but another floral treat at the weekend.

  5. Cathy says:

    I love hebes and this is so pretty.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes this is a very pretty one. I have one with purple flowers and one with small white flowers but not this two-toned one.

  6. I love this colour. Another plant to look for in the nurseries.

  7. Leya says:

    Making me smile today, Jude! Suddenly all the grey is gone…

  8. susurrus says:

    Interesting to see them from this perspective and I love the flower version of ombre.

  9. Ann Mackay says:

    These are so pretty – I love the colour combination and the darker coloured veins in the petals.

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