|End of October 2014|
|End of November 2014|
I donned the wellies and mowed the lawn last week. It really did need it. I could not bear to look at it anymore. It was in parts very long and as I would expect at this time of the year, damp. Thankfully the spot that gets shown for the End of Month's View is presentable - the shadier side, is having a bit of a bad hair week! It will pick itself up, eventually!
I has surprised me at just how much green is left up here. Both the Philadelphus and Cotinus have yet to drop their leaves. Of the herbaceous perennials lingering, the Cardoon is by far looking rather confussed this November/December time. Minus the autumn colours of Cotinus Golden Spirit to the rear, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a different time of the year.
|Caroon foliage end of November 2014|
As per last month's post, plants still hanging onto some blooms are: Verbena bonariensis, Geum Bell Bank, Persicaria JS Caliente, Lupins and Rosa Warm Welcome.
Up on the top tier, I've put in a bit of a temporary path. I had some redundant stone edgers lying around, which had been bought a few years ago for a long gone project, I've used these to create a narrow path up on which I can walk without getting too muddy. Just how practical they will turn out to be is anyone's guess but for now, they are doing a job and make it far easier to navigate around up there. The little dog leg of edgers off to the right provides something solid under foot for when I refill the log feeder.
Both the Cotonoeasters that were planted to provide fence coverage are doing well and have put on a fair bit of growth in their first year. The autumn colour on one is far more prominent that the other. I will take a few years before they soften the fence but I'm pleased thus far.
|Persicaria, Chionochloa and Cotoneaster|
|Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit|
|Crocus chrysanthus Romance|
Before I pop over to The Patient Gardener's Weblog, too see what's going on in your garden, I thought you might like to see what I came across yesterday elsewhere in the garden.
|Galanthus elwesii Mrs MacNamara|