Hasn't quite got the same ring to it as a penny, has it ?
So why a dollar, you may ask ?
This is Fuchsia Dollar Princess. Ah, that's where the dollar comes from.
Not only is it flowering in November, but it also survived last year's severe winter. It was planted a few years ago, so it has had plenty of time to get established, and it is growing near to a house wall which gives it extra protection. On the subject of plants surviving last winter, have you noticed how all the cordylines that were badly damaged, have recently sent up new shoots from the base ? What ? You dug yours up. Oops !
So, what about "St. Martins Little Summer" then ? I know it was a day late, but it came, none the less. Who would have thought, in the middle of all these dull and dreary days, that we would have such a glorious one. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. I must make a note in next year's calendar, to see if it happens again.