It’s a grey old day but I’m loving the plants clinging on to colour in our garden. To be honest they’re a complete colour clash but by this time of year I’ll take anything, so let’s call it a rainbow instead 🌈
They are definitely cheering us up through England’s second lockdown. Thing one was sent home from school this week (as a precaution because a child in her year has tested positive for coronavirus) and has to spend two weeks in isolation although the rest of us can still go out and about as long as none of us have symptoms.
Every Saturday The Propagator invites us to share six things from our garden. I think I’ve probably shown these all before in a less shabby state but hey it’s November.
Today I still have bulbs to plant and I’m attending the online Society of Garden Designers conference, my first since graduating from the English Gardening School earlier this year. I think it’s a day for indoor gardening with quick dashes outside 😄
1. Cyclamen and pinks
I had some leftover pinks in a funny old container we have, then I bought three cyclamens for a fiver from a stall near us. I think the spiky grey foliage makes quite a Christmassy backdrop.
Our Gertrude Jekyll rose is still producing plush pink blooms – she’s been going since May, no wonder she has such a great reputation!
It’s in the name of my blog and here is one little calendula flower still nestling in amongst the old courgette foliage. Time to pull it all up soon but I’m going to leave it just a little bit longer.
I have had quite a lazy gardening year possibly because there has been so much else going on in the world. These geraniums were left over from the previous year, nearly died in the dry patch and now are rather merry thanks to recent rains and mild weather.
5. Lady Emma Hamilton
I featured this rose last time but I am so pleased that after a couple of years of doing nothing she has chosen November to do her thing.
I thought we were going to lose the cosmos after frosts a week or two back but then the weather turned milder and it’s still going strong.