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November - already 9 days in.

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Like most of you I have been watching Mother Nature walk us into Autumn. The large beech tree has dropped only half its leaves so far, but as there haven’t been any hard frosts the leaves are more yellow than gold.

Back in September I had a lovely display of a tall white Aster now named Doellingeria umbellata. It stands 5ft tall and I planted it 5/7 years ago and just let it get on with it.

Well that was a mistake. It has spread from a 1 litre pot to an area of about 3ft x 8ft. Drastic action needed taking. So what do you do? Start digging that’s what. 5 hrs yesterday and 3 hrs today and I am now into areas of plants that don’t seem to have any growth from it. There are other Asters in there too, but they don’t seem that thuggish.

I had to stop as the weather clouded up and we had a light drizzle.

However before then I took a few photos of what was in flower.
Chrysanthemum ‘Brook Farm’ just starting to put on a show.

Penstemon ‘Garnet’ still putting on a good show. It may be an old variety but by heavens its a good one.

This lovely Fuchsia has been flowering all summer and shows no sign of letting up.

As an aside I have been doing more sewing ready for the craft fair I am going to at the end of the month.
2 Christmas table centres.

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Wow Seaburn, I loved that Aster! I have never seen one so large!
Alot of plants in my garden are still in flower, especially the Alstromerias!
I love your sewing too! I wouldn't have the patience!

9 Nov, 2021

 

I have left some in, that's the green stems behind the green sack. But I will keep my eye on it this time. Would you like some? Happy to send you some if you'd like a piece.

I find the sewing very relaxing, something to do when the weather is duff.

9 Nov, 2021

 

Wow, you aren't half talented - those are beautiful! Is the frame fabric or wood? Very well done with the Asters - you must be shattered!

9 Nov, 2021

 

That Aster is amazing! I had no idea they could grow that big.
You must have some real mussels!
Your table centres are beautiful. I could never do anything like that..

9 Nov, 2021

 

I also liked your white Asters SBG.
You are a talented lady..... in many ways.

9 Nov, 2021

 

Lovely table centres,Eileen....you must have immense patience.....also what an Aster!!

9 Nov, 2021

 

The beech tree is looking beautiful, Eileen! Love the autumn colour! Those gorgeous vivid pink chrysanthemums, penstemon and fuchsia! Wow! A joy to see in November, very cheering indeed!
The aster was just amazingly massive!
Your talents have no end, I do enjoy seeing your sewing projects. Beautiful!

9 Nov, 2021

 

Stera the edging is 'gold bias binding so fabric. My hips ache a bit so a warm bath for me tonight.
Waddy: I have an even taller one called Calliope black stems and purple flowers and yes I have some muscles but they don't half ache tonight.
Thank you for the compliments Klahanie, Meadow and Kate.

9 Nov, 2021

 

That aster is truly amazing! I really like the chrysanthemum as it is such a lovely colour. Your sewing is also lovely and how rewarding to be able to do it. I am hopeless!!!

9 Nov, 2021

 

Goodness, what a lot of effort and perseverance! I hope you are recovering from the aches incurred.. A pretty chrysanthemum. And yes, "Garnet' is the best. I have it all round the borders, front and back.
Beautiful sewing. I hope you make lots of sales.

10 Nov, 2021

 

Surprisingly when I woke up I didn't ache at all. It was raining first thing so I nipped out for coffee with my eldest girls best male mate [he is going to be a bride's man at her wedding]. Back home now and the sun is shining so I will get out of my 'glad rags' and head off into the greenhouse.

I also have Penstemon George V another slightly redder pink one and it is just as good as Garnet Ange.

10 Nov, 2021

 

Lovely table mats & also liked your Aster, but wow, what a thug. Glad that you've saved a bit though & will watch it like a hawk!

10 Nov, 2021

 

You are brave to give a thug a reprive, but I can understand why, covered in those white blooms, must brighten a dull Autumn day.

10 Nov, 2021

 

they do add colour and height to the border and provide lots of pollen and nectar for late flying insects, the flowers positively buzz.

10 Nov, 2021

 

I'm trying George V for the second time, SBG. I didn't manage to get my last one through its first winter. Thanks for the info.

11 Nov, 2021

 

Fingers crossed for it then Ange.

11 Nov, 2021

 

Thank you Seaburn, but I am not sure where I could put them at the moment! The borders are full! I appreciate the offer.

12 Nov, 2021

 

well if you change your mind Rose just let me know.

12 Nov, 2021

 

Autumn puts on quite a show in East Yorkshire. I hope you are doing well Eileen. Those tableclothes are top notch and what an interesting shape. Almost impossible to find hexagonal at the shops.

12 Nov, 2021

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