As usual I'm joining in with In a Vase on Monday hosted by Cathy from Rambling in the Garden. It is getting more challenging but thanks to my Chrysanthemums I have lots to show.
Anyone who is tired of me and my Chrysanthemums should look away now. If you did though, you'd miss this:
|Chrysanthemum 'Porto Purple'|
These are not the same as last week, these are darker and less frilly.
I cut a few stems of Cotoneaster to go with them but they don't show much here and I think are going to drop their leaves very quickly.
Here is a posy I took to my mother in law, I thought I'd share the joy as I have lots of flowers even in December.
|Chrysanthemum 'Sheer Purple' and 'Shamrock Green' with nameless container plant.|
Porto is growing in my poly tunnel having been moved inside about 6 weeks ago. Shamrock is also inside but the purple one is growing outside with 'Saratov Lilac', from last week, and seem perfectly happy. I think I will move them in soon.
I decided to see if I could find out how much I'd paid for them. After a bit of research I found I'd paid £17 for 10 rooted cuttings. (Sarah Raven - Abundant and Sea Urchin collections). I've currently got three vases of them at home and have given one away this week. There are more I could pick outside and,of course, with careful overwintering, I should be able to keep the plants and/or take cuttings for next year.
I'm happy with that extravagance!