NOVEMBER IN MY GARDEN.....
A comment left by my blogging friend Kerri (Colours of the Garden) asking if the vase of roses pictured in my last posting were from my garden, prompted me to take a closer look for what else was still looking good out there. Yes, Kerri, despite a few recent frosts, the roses were indeed freshly picked last week. There are just a few left now, but sadly, with each day their beauty fades.
However, my biggest surprise was finding a few raspberries, the birds had attacked most of them, but then I found this little beauty, just waiting for me.
The bed of penstemons continues to be a joyous array of colour. These I grew from seeds and were planted out quite late. They will survive the winter, and will be transplanted to other borders in spring.
The pampass grass is looking rather splendid right now too. I’m amazed that it has recovered so well after the severe chopping back John gave it last year.... they need such a lot of space and can very quickly get out of hand. It was planted on the bank to hind the oil tank and has certainly proved to be a very effective screen.
My beautiful pyracantha enjoys a sunny spot at the front of the house and provides food a plenty for the birds during the winter months. However, I think they must be getting too well fed from the bird feeders, for although this picture was taken at the beginning of the month, it still looks just as laden with berries.
Lastly, my hydrangeas. Well, what an excellent shrub to have in the garden as the flowers can give pleasure throughout the year, I tie mine up into bunches and hang them from the beams in the kitchen, but with a little creative thought, there are many ways they can decorate your home.
How is your garden looking during these dull days of November.....
But before I finish off this post, a note for my dear friend Betty..... What a lovely surprise to receive a telephone call from you on Thanksgiving Day. It was wonderful to chat with you and Edward. Yes, dear friend, we have a lot to be thankful for.
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