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November 2011


Been meaning to do this for a while – keep a blog that is.

Front Garden

This month’s been unusually warm, with no frosts to speak of. The Nasturtiums in the front garden are still going – very few flowers and the Calendula are still flowering admittedly a bit weakly. But both are doing better than most previous years.

Janet was clearing out in front of the Buddleia bush last week and came upon a large frog, which just blinked at her. I suppose they live off slugs and don’t need much water. We could do with a few more around, particularly in the summer when we are over run with slugs, and nothing much seem to make any dent on their numbers, especially as I have become increasingly reluctant to use slug pellets in recent years.

Back Garden

Great year for apples. We got boxes off the tree in the back, I just hope they store in the attic OK and are still edible in a month’s time.

George’s apple tree next door (eater) still has a good number of apples on it – I must see him and offer to go up and pick them before the first frost spoilt them.

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It's been remarkably mild up here too, even further north than where you are, and the garden is all confused. Bulbs are coming up, perennials are flowering a bit again and the grass could do with a good trim - never done it as late as this in all my years of gardening.
I try just to enjoy the mild weather, but one can't help thinking of what might be coming .......?

21 Nov, 2011


welcome to GoY Tom, lovely blog ~ nice as a memo for you and interesting for us.
i had to put more compost on top of my bulbs as i was worried they might not survive ~ its confusing enough for us ~ poor little bulbs!!
i have lots of fuchsias still out and 2 rose blooms!!

21 Nov, 2011


And yes, welcome to GoY from me, too!

21 Nov, 2011


Hello Tom and welcome from me too, although today was very foggy, more the norm as one might say, we have been experiencing some very mild weather, lovely sunny days,no frost as yet either so there is still plenty of colour in the garden, I don`t mind that at all, the longer it lasts the better I feel.
Hope you keep your frog, I have loads here and haven`t seen a slug in years, lots of snails though, I have had a very bad year as regards apples, both trees ripened too soon without filling out and dropped too early,my feathered visitors are going to miss them this year as only a few in storage...
Enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to more....

21 Nov, 2011


Hi Tom...
Yes, it had been mild, hasn't it. Glad you found a friendly frog... You'll have plenty of apples for the winter :o)

21 Nov, 2011


Isn't it nice to have a mild autumn again. I hope your apples store well.

21 Nov, 2011

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