Monday, October 29, 2012

Still Flowering (and a very tall Yacon)!

Whilst we know it's autumn and parts of the garden are looking very autumnal with the leaves changing colour

some plants don't seem to have realised yet.  Fuchsia Hawkshead is still in flower

as is the honeysuckle

several roses (this one's Aloha)

and a penstemon.

I'm especially surprised at the penstemon as it's very close to the Yacon which is showing signs of being frosted.

It was given to me by Fiona earlier in the year and has grown to well over 6ft!  I need to look up how to harvest and store and cook the tubers now.  It's not something I've eaten before, have any of you?


Maggie said...

I've never even heard of it! But agree about the flowers that still bloom, despite the cold and damp. I posted about it yesterday, great minds and all that!

Jo said...

Hawkshead is one of my favourite fuchsias, so delicate and understated. It's nice to see so much still in flower. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog about Archie, they're very much appreciated.

Toffeeapple said...

White Fuchsia and Honeysuckle, very lovely. Is the Honeysuckle perfumed? My pink and yellow one isn't...

elaine rickett said...

Yakon - never heard of it - what do you do with it - no idea - sounds like one for James Wong. My fuschias are still flowering too even the annual ones - I'm not complaining though.

Anna said...

Mmm the yakon looks most intriguing Su. There are one or two suggestions of how to use it in Mark Diacono's book 'A Taste Of The Unexpected'. Will email them to you in the next day or so. Lovely to see 'Hawkshead' in full flow - I have just bought one.