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Frosty morn

17 November 2017 21:23:01

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It was a very frosty morning here this morning. But it cleared quickly and turned into a nice bright day. I had the window and door open in the glasshouse for about two hours. I'm still bringing in bits and bobs, and shifting things around to avail of every free corner inside. I never bother to bubblewrap the glass. Instead, I generally let things just get on with it. It's mainly Pelargoniums, Begonias, Hedychiums, Cannas, and my Brugmansia.

I love Acer ribesfolium at this time of year. I have a few Acers here, and this one is always last to lose its leaves.

Mary had mentioned that my blueberries were lasting quite a long time, but looking back on last years journals I noted that my last lot were picked on 6th November, only 11 days later this year. Today was definitely the last of this years crop. But there are already new shoots growing. 

My white Hydrangea  out the front is still producing some flowers.

It's to be a cold weekend, so keep warm.

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 November 2017 22:23:32

Beautiful colour on the acer. I think that they are the only trees that escaped the two storms and the hurricane because we are inclined to plant them in sheltered areas. The blueberries are just fantastic. 

Scrubber Scrubber 19 November 2017 22:20:03

Loved your painting of Paddington and good luck with the exhibition jacinta. Its all very drippy and damp down here but got in a good few tulips and some winter violas to cheer up the new year-or next year I really mean! Oh I can TASTE that last photo!


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