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November in the garden.

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I just cannot believe how much colour there is around my garden this late in the year. I have added so many plants to the garden since I joined Goy last year and caught the bug, that it has been wonderful to watch plants develop and fill my borders. You have all encouraged me to shape my borders and fill them with all kinds of treasures. I was dreading the time when the garden looked bare (as it used to do, up until this year). I just took a few photo’s to record how it looks in November this year.

This little corner of the slope lawn border is an example of how much colour is still around.


The tiny Chrysanths I bought last spring are all flowering like mad and I hope to learn how to get bigger flowers on longer stems for next year.

The lavender cuttings have done so well that T is going to plant them around the front garden between the roses.


These are all the roses he has pruned from the bushes, seemed a shame as there were a lot of roses still on them but no leaves…….lol.


It is nice to see the cornflowers giving a final flush of flowers……….

……..and the Rudbeckias although I will have to cut these down at the weekend I think.

The Copper Beech looks so bright and colourful at this time of year. The strong wind and driving rain we had at the beginning of the week took a lot of the leaves and deposited them in the borders I had cleared and tidied……..sods law. The poor old Cherry Tree looking quite forlorn. It took the birds several weeks to come to terms with what had happened to it, but they came back eventually to feed.


This anemone has started flowering again…..

There was a deep frost here last night, everything was white over. It was lovely and bright in the sunshine as the day wore on.

We have taken out the overgrown Yucca and left the suckers to grow on, and I think it looks much tidier.

The black bamboo has grown really well this year and likes it’s spot, in with the bay.

….and the geraniums potted to save are looking good under the kitchen window for now…

The Water Hawthorne (Aponogeton) is still flowering in the pond and smells lovely….

Inside the cacti have begun to flower again……..

……….and the orchid (phalaenopsis) flowers have all opened.

The other geraniums I potted up earlier are giving a nice splash of colour along the window sill in the conservatory.

We decided at the last minute to take a weeks holiday in Lanzarote and I planned to cut the hedges and mulch the borders when we got back. Well…………so much for that plan eh!……..This is what greeted us the day after we arrived home………


It was certainly a shock to the system going from 10c before we went to 23c and then back to -3.5c when we got home all in just over one week. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Still theres always the spring to look forward too. Not so far away now. :o)
I took the photo’s and started this blog two weeks ago, What a difference in such a short time. You wouldn’t beleive it would you.
Take care in the icy weather and I hope you can keep warm everyone. xx

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Your garden looks lovely - great display - unfortunately the weather is one thing we all have to bear - I finished the garden totally and then it snowed :D Besides we need something to look forward to - Spring and new developments. Nice Blog with great views :)

28 Nov, 2010

 

Pretty garden...
.. is that a purple cornflower with blue cornflowers?

28 Nov, 2010

 

I love the colour in your garden so late in the year. Pitty the bad weather has spoilt it now.
You have next year to look forward to now :o)

28 Nov, 2010

 

Such extremes in temperatures for you after such a nice holiday abroad. I guess under all that snow there isn't much colour to be seen now but you did have a nice display of colour just one week ago.

Your lavender plants are looking very robust. Did you grow them all from cuttings?

28 Nov, 2010

 

You do have lots of colour for November. lovely blog and photos.

28 Nov, 2010

 

Nice that you got your garden sorted before the snow came Paul, this will teach me to sort mine earlier in November...lol

28 Nov, 2010

 

Hi Tt, yes it was a purple cornflower. There were several came from the seeds that were suppose to be blue!!! They were nice though.

28 Nov, 2010

 

your garden is beautiful, the photos fantastic, thanks for sharing with us,

28 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks Hywel, I am already planning what I would like next year ( I expect everyone is). Not so long to February now, when we can start some seed sowing. :o)

Thakyou too Wlass, the lavender are cuttings from some plants I bought earlier in the year and grew quite quickly. I hope they have not had too much of a shock so soon after plantingthem out. It was still very mild then. Just shows how quickly the temperatures can drop doesn't it.

28 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks Yorkshire, the only thing with colour are the Chrysanths now I have knocked the snow off. lol

28 Nov, 2010

 

our road finally cleared today so we went to the village to the coop for some bits, its minus 2 and looks like we are in for more snow,

28 Nov, 2010

 

Hey, I went up to the grenhouse to check the temps just for interest and it was -3.2c last night and 10c at mid day today. No more snow though thankfully. My sister rang from Ellerker near Hull at lunch time saying their vilage was snowed in.

28 Nov, 2010

 

its snowing here now, feel sorry for your sister, we couldn't get out for ten days last winter.

28 Nov, 2010

 

Your garden looked fantastic before the frost Hb. Such a lot of colour. Shame about the weather.

28 Nov, 2010

 

At least everyones looks the same under a blanket of snow,lol and we can all look back through our photo's if we want to.
I couldn't do that before joining Goy as I never thought to take any.........

28 Nov, 2010

 

Your garden is getting to be lovely and matured now HB, and is that a wedding photo beside your cacti.

28 Nov, 2010

 

My goodness you are observant Stroler, yes it is T and me at our daughters wedding 5 years ago.

28 Nov, 2010

 

looks great h.b. i had lots as well but the frost has well got it all now urggg .. no snow yet here but very cold , looking 4 ward to next year . carnt wait . bin busy covering every thing up !!!

28 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks Cristina, you have managed to put loads more plants in your garden than I have and remodeled it as well. I thought you would have had snow before us as you are nearer to the Tops than us I think.

28 Nov, 2010

 

You've done some great work in your garden and it looks fabulous even in November. Can't wait to see it mature and develop even more next year. Lovely photos.

29 Nov, 2010

 

Thank you very much Bernieh.I can't wait for next year either............:o)

29 Nov, 2010

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