29 November 2008 00:07:32
Today I noticed the plumes of this Pampas grass. I think they are late this year. I didn't get any plumes on this plant for the first five years.
27 November 2008 23:02:52
The daffs are up.
These are all different varieties of daffodils, planted in rows, in the cut flower area. Once they are finished flowering I cover them with an old carpet so I dont have to weed the area. I just have to remember to lift the carpet before they get stunted!
26 November 2008 22:24:28
Wiggly Lonicera hedge
This is my wiggly Lonicera hedge which I clipped today. I don't think I have ever trimmed it in November before, but it was untidy looking. In the spring and summer this hedge needs trimming nearly every week to keep it neat.
19 November 2008 22:10:22
White Japanese Anemone
I was glad to get this rooted Japanese Anemone off another gardening friend as I only have the pale pink one. I'd say it came into flower as it was in the greenhouse. They do spread around quite a lot so I will be carefull where I put it. The plum colour of the Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb' really shows of its whiteness.
18 November 2008 22:58:50
This Thujopsis is a conifer. It has creamy patches on some of the branches and it looks good in a winter arrangement. I have trimmed the top and sides as it was spreading too near the Japanese Maple.
16 November 2008 21:48:45
A drizzly Sunday
Even though it was a dull drizzly day today the colours of the Phormium brighten this corner. I'll have to try and stop slashing the tips of the leaves with the lawn mower! I tried to dig out a bit of this plant but it was impossible!
15 November 2008 19:24:46
Fuchsia hanging on
Imagine this Fuchsia still hanging on. Its a tough plant. This was one I grew from a slip and most of them root quite easily.
13 November 2008 21:07:42
Twisted Hazel tree
I just love the shape of the branches on this tree. It will look better when all the leaves come off.
12 November 2008 22:13:20
3 year old Bay tree grown from a slip.
I keep this Bay tree up against a south facing wall. It is just outside the back door so I can pull off a leaf for the stew!
11 November 2008 23:41:29
I have dug two of the late sown turnips and they are turning out a tasty treat. I haven't grown veg for years but I am definitely growing these again next year. I didn't pull any of the parsnips yet. Is it true they taste better after a frost. I think there is supposed to be a frost tonight!
03 November 2008 22:27:18
Sunrise on Monday 3rd November
The sun rising on a misty morning behind the Ash tree. All the leaves are gone, just loads of keys hanging from the branches. This is the only Ash tree I have and it was dug up as a small seedling from a neighbours garden years ago.
02 November 2008 21:51:51
Gorgeous exotic planting
I recently returned from a week in Lanzarote. While there I had a wonderfull visit with club member Lanzaroteflora. I was amazed at the garden that Trish and Frank have created under quite extreme conditions. They run a B&B and its a tranquil, floral haven. Check my photos page and www.casacladdagh.com