I have been travelling again and so rather late for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day but I hope that Carol at May Dreams Garden will forgive me - there is still a surprising amount blooming here and I would like to share it.
Summer seems to have continued right into November although the last two nights have been touching zero and days are now about 5C coole than before.
Stars of the show in the garden now are Salvias - brilliant reds, pinks and purples. Also Epilobium Canum ' Western Hills' with its warming orange-red flowers. Gaura is still blooming and the rosemary has come back for tis autumn flowering. Welcome with densely packed white flowers is winter savory. Little cyclamen have returned in the shaded areas beneath trees. Even some roses are blooming, especially the Old China. Of course we have brilliant berries on the cotoneaster and the ornamental grasses are a delight with their feathery plumes. Leaves on the trees are golden shades but the show is less intense and shorter lived here than in cooler regions. The vineyard is all aglow and we are harvesting our olives.