Roses always feature in my garden and I do have some varieties I am very fond of. I have to be strict with myself on this and not just show you ones I really like but give the place to the one that has performed best. So, with this in mind I have to give a special mention to Rosa Blythe Spirit.
Though just when I thought this was settled another rose made a play to be a late contender:
Next on the list is Dianthus superbus
Next up: the spikies.
Next up is Verbena bampton, the cool cousin of V. bananarama (bonariensis).
But nearly is not good enough in this competition. The winner has been in constant flower since Spring. It is a tender plant but bringing it into the conservatory every winter is no great hardship.