Sunday, 20 November 2011

The garden in November

The weather has been several degrees higher than it should be at this time of year, making the plants in the garden a bit confused.
I planted this Rowan in 1995, 4 months after we moved in. The leaves normally go a nasty grey-brown colour and fall off. This year they have turned this lovely golden colour. A result of the weather? The blackbird has been finishing the last of the berries.

I love the shape and colours of this Hydrangea quercifolia.

Schizostylis coccinea, a plant given to me several years ago. It always flowers in November. 

Euporatium rugosa 'Chocolate' loves its new home although its going over now.

Verbena boniarensis is still flowering.


  1. Lovely pictures. The Hydrangea Q. is really special.

  2. I have Verbena Boniarensis still flowering too! And I noticed a delphinium back in flower today too. Love the hydrangea.

  3. Loving your plants and photos. I'm a particular fan of Sorbus and your oakleaf hydrangea. My Verbena has only just stopped flowering. I really need to get out a cut it back but it has been so wet. I've feel like I've started my hibernation and feel reluctant to go out and tidy up the garden.

  4. Hi Gill,
    Yes, it has been a funny autumn but I have very much enjoyed it. To be able to have colour in the garden for so much longer has been lovely.
    Have a good weekend.
    Ingrid x