Northern Exposure

Triumphs and failures on a window ledge.

Weather November 17, 2008

Filed under: Autumn,Colour,Weather — northernwindowgardener @ 11:53 am
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Holling

Holling

The weather has been mixed this week – but then when isn’t it! Generally the mild temperatures have helped but a couple of stormy days continue to wreak havoc on the more delicate flowers with the Cyclamen and Pansies getting knocked about a bit.

Holling here (in the pic) had lush Impatiens and Dahlias over the summer which grew and flowered well despite strong winds causing a problem in this box’s position. They finally got straggly in mid September and so these Cyclamen were planted in their place, with the idea that the shorter flowers wouldn’t get battered around so much. In general that’s been successful and they are continually flowering despite the conditions.

The uniformly purple colour is nice but a contrast with a white plant might have been nicer. However there will be plenty of time to talk about colour choices in other posts.

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