Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Garden updates

I was looking through my earlier posts last night and enjoying all the summer veggie pictures, so I'd thought I'd give you an update of current gardening. As it's November it's a good time for shrub planting. In the front border, behind our little wall, I wanted to plant a hedge of mixed plants native to Britain. I have my two Hawthorns at either end, clipped to lovely neat shapes (but forgot to take a photo!) and inbetween we used to have roses. The roses got old and straggly so I dug them up in  Summer 2010 but, due to hubby's health, never got round to planting anything in their place.

First I had to move a self-sown Lavender to the side border.

Next I planted a Holly that has been growing in a pot in the back garden, having been sown by birds! I then put in a cluster of 4 Beech plants I bought at a local nursery.

These are a Hazel and a Hornbeam that I bought online from the Woodland Trust.

And , finally, two more Hazels. I hope they all grow really well when the warm weather comes again.

As November has been quite mild this year, and the sun even came out the other day (whoopee!) I started some of the jobs needing doing in the back garden. Haven't got a picture of this but I weeded the rhubarb plot - having first peeled back the anti-bunny fence - then added fertilizer (Bunny poo!) and hay to keep the frosts off.

After that I began to clear a space to plant this beautiful shrub my work colleagues bought me. I had asked for no flowers to be sent, since they aggravate my sinuses, so they bought me this in memory of Keith instead. Can't remember what it's called but it looks wonderful. 

Spotted this rather spectacular fungi growing by the bird table.

And, of course, Somebody just had to come and see what I was up to!  ;-)


  1. Come spring your garden with be blooming beautifully.....such a sweet bunny. I wanted to thank you so much for your kind comment on my girls are such a blessing to me ...truly.

  2. God blesses us all through each other, Shelley x x