My Garden in November

I’ve actually been gardening. In November. Yes, I surprised myself, too.

I look out my window at the moment and am decidedly uninspired to potter about in the garden. It’s wet and damp and most of the colour has fled. But, a plant delivery that I’d placed back in August arrived, so needs must, and my lawn was irritating me. The Husband had given it it’s ‘final mow’ in September, but I had an inkling that that may have simply been it’s ‘penultimate mow’. With this week being the last for garden waste collections, and with Harry our hound tentatively stepping out there, lest he got any of his body wet on the grass, it felt right to do it once more. So I did. And it took a long time! My mum, bless her, planted up my new acquisitions (some toad lillies, a peony, and a rose – I so needed another rose!) whilst I mowed. And the mower jammed and clogged. I stopped, cleaned it out then mowed again. The mower jammed and clogged. I stopped, cleaned it out and then mowed again – you get the picture! The ground was very wet, the grass pretty long, but it’s done now, and looks so much better, especially as it cleared up some fallen leaves, too.

Looking atΒ the flowers, it’s all about the pinks and purples out there now…

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My cut flower patch now looks more green and brown than anything else, though I know I’ve planted a whole load of bulbs in there, and will add seeds come springtime, so it still makes me smile when I look at it. And I love to see all of my climbers doing so well around the garden, and you can see a couple of them on the fence here. Oh, and Little Man happily photo bombing!

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It was surprisingly, freakishly mild when I was doing all of this, and if it continues, I suspect my bulbs and plants will all be getting confused, so who knows what I’ll see out there soon!

How’s your garden growing?

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31 thoughts on “My Garden in November”

  1. Good work on the November gardening πŸ™‚ I haven’t been out in my garden for over a week and it’s looking quite soggy and neglected. The weather has definitely confused my Spring crocus, they are starting to come up already!

  2. We had hoped that we had done the last mow – but it’s not to be. One more time is needed already! Wonderful that you still have some pinks and purples in your garden. And you can never have enough roses.

  3. Absolutely love the purple berries… What are they? My garden is looking pretty muddy at the moment, although the big dig is going well. I might actually be able to venture out again soon – it is hard to motivate when it’s damp and muddy isn’t it?!

  4. Wow you still have some lovely colour! What are those purple berry type things in the second picture? They are cool πŸ™‚ I think our lawn could do with another mow – it’s all a bit long again!!

  5. Hi Jocelyn, keeping a garden requires so much work. Growing up we had a stunning garden that seemed to be a continuous explosion of colour and it was no easy task. Dad spent hours planning what was to go where and when it should flower.

    I am no gardener, although I do keep cactus (very low maintenance) and a few pot trees. At the moment the orange trees in our garden are laden with almost ripe oranges,which adds a nice blast of colour.

    I look forward to seeing your garden in the spring!

    1. Oh yes oranges would make for a gorgeous blast of colour. I do like gardening, but I’m definitely better in the summer! Thank you, me, too πŸ™‚

  6. I’ve actually been out in the garden today tidying up the raspberries and the pear tree. it was quite refreshing! I do hate cutting the lawn this time of year, but that’s it now for a while at least. I did enjoy the photo bombing too πŸ™‚ xx

  7. Ours is getting boggy with the mild damp weather and the chooks aren’t helping either! I love that you have a splash of colour in your garden – ours is all brown with a smattering of green and autumn leaves!

  8. Ah, but such a cute photo-bomber! I think the weather’s already confusing the plants, I’ve still got primulas out alongside the fuschias and begonias. And you did need that rose! πŸ˜‰

  9. I can smugly become that hermit, knowing that I’m all planted up for spring now! Thank you, and thanks for hosting x

  10. You are so right about the mild weather, it’s the same here in France. We were cutting the grass all through October and really needed to give it one more cut but our mower is playing up and like you, I suspect it would jam loads anyway even if it was working! Love your purple berries (callicarpa), so colourful when there isn’t much else around … but so much to look forward to come the spring πŸ™‚

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