Lagging Behind

P1020809 (2)Late flowerers are most welcome in the garden, their stubborn presence temporarily holding back the inevitable march of winter.  Of course early, mid and continual blooms are not to be sniffed at, but at this time of the year it is not the stalwarts or the eager beavers but the loiterers that are celebrated.  This apricot abutilon with its sheath of dusky pink is in no rush to shut down, coddled against the storage heater bricks of the Round House.

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