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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