Autumn 2015 has been long and unusually warm over the whole country although we seem to be paying for it now with all the rain. With no hard frosts many plants continued to grow and to flower, a great bonus. The accompanying images are from October 10th. Geraniums, Crocosmia and catmint are in flower. The rose Golden Showers had a major autumn flush and flowered into December. Also seen below is Cosmos Gazebo White (cheap seeds from Wilko). This got off to a very slow start with the cold May and June but then produced hundreds of flowers. The rose is Lady Salisbury.