Through the Garden Gate November 2017

There isn't much colour to look at in the garden in November, so I have picked out the structures and textures of plants to show you as highlights this month.


This Cordyline Australis started as a container plant many years ago. The year before we moved we cut it right back to a stump and we were going to throw it out until we discovered new shoots that produced two new plants. These plants have loved their new conditions and have given us a great display!


The grapes and leaves have now fallen off the vine and we are can see clearly the wonderful textured bark of the branches. My attempt to make wine was a dismal failure as I didn't give the process significant attention! Lessons have been learnt and I will attempt it again next year, hopefully with a better result!


 I'm not sure of the age of this potted Christmas tree. It was in the garden when we arrived and comes into the conservatory every year and is decorated for Christmas.  Surprisingly it seems to cope with our coastal gales and lack of regular watering.


There are a few flowers still blooming - this Winchester Catherdal rose and a white daisy.



Colour is provided by a red New Zealand flax and euphorbia oblongata.


The first frost has hit the nasturtiums and the resident mole has reappeared in another section of the garden. I'm not sure why Tavi's ball ended up right next to it!



Finally the usual views of the garden. I planted lots of tulips and some daffodils at the beginning of the month, so hopefully they will appear next Spring.



Although there hasn't been much colour in the garden, we have had views of magnificent sunsets over the garden fence.


What has been the best thing in your garden this month?

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  1. Cordilines are wonderful aren’t they? We too hacked one back and it re-emerged healthier than ever. Love those last roses hanging on. Everything loooks very tidy for winter. Roll on spring with all those lovely bulbs. B x

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  2. Other than the (very!) hardy fuchsias I'm not seeing much in the way of flowers here now. This week's frosts have seen them off. How lovely to still have roses!
    Here's my link: https://www.rustyduck.net/2017/11/30/flipped/

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  3. Beautiful sunset photo! Our garden here has only brown and some green at the moment. The snow melted and we have a bit of warmer weather. It is 33 F. degrees today, about .5 Celsius. There are beautiful textures in your garden and still a bit of color.

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  4. Beautiful! Your garden still looks lovely in the winter... and those pink skies... just gorgeous!

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  5. Have just finished planting 1500 bulbs. Completely back breaking so I know how you feel. Your veg is still looking very productive. Please add me to your list. Thanks

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  6. I have found you via rusty duck. The lovely Dorset air obviously suits ‘Winchester Cathedral’ and resident Mole. I have just posted about finishing my bulb planting and like you looking forward to what they bring to spring time.

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  7. It looks like you had a busy garden this year. I know, frost. It is a killer of most gardens. We have a few days like that too. : ( Tavi is adorable. Have a lovely day.

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  8. Your potted Christmas tree looks perfect, lush green, and tiny leaves suitable for hanging ornaments. (We used to get pine trees with L O N G needles)

    Our garden is looking happy after good rain, for a November here.

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  9. Such lovely photographs Sarah! Your grass is still so green; and always love seeing Tavi in there! I did a post on growing gardenias from cuttings (mine have been very successful!) that your readers might like: http://www.libbywilkiedesigns.com/2017/11/friday-flowers-growing-gardenias-cuttings.html

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  10. I would love a greenhouse in which to overwinter my potted plants! I bring in all that I can, though, to place in front of my living room window. They make it--barely--until Spring when they (and I) are very happy to go outside again.

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  11. This seems to be the time of year for magnificent skies. And Tavi is a photogenic little beastie!

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  12. Hi Sarah, I left a comment earlier (about an hour ago) and it seems to have disappeared! Ah well. I can't remember what I said now, possibly that we have roses blooming here too but cold weather forecast! I've linked to your post in my early December post over on the blog. Sorry, very quick comment as I'm dashing out! Caro xx
    https://urbanvegpatch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/early-december-in-veg-patch.html

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  13. Lovely December sunset - we had two Cordylines that went absolutely mad and grew up nearly as tall as the house. They would put out huge stems of cream flowers which were loved by the bees. Unfortunately we had to have them removed as they were too close to the house and not in keeping with the area. Even though we had the root drilled, small cordylines keep appearing from time to time, that I have to continually remove.

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