Saturday, November 17, 2012

In my November garden......



 I think 'abundantly beautiful' best describes my garden at this time of the year. Everything is either in full bloom or about to be or is just finishing. Surprisingly we have the most amazing strawberry crop just starting to ripen. Surprisingly because these are last years plants and I cannot take one ounce of credit for their size and the number of strawberries growing as I have done nothing to help them along. They are growing in the same soil as last year and I have added nothing to it. I was always under the impression that year old strawberry plants don't do as well as new ones but mine have just blown that theory....thank you nature :-)

And here's my veggie and herb gardens looking very lush and full of promise surrounded by some newly mown grass which always makes everything look so tidy don't you think. My potatoes seemed to have sprouted and grown overnight, the sage is looking pretty with it's purple flowers but the spinach would look a lot better if the hens would leave it alone for a while although they are producing lovely eggs with bright orange yolks so I can't really complain too much.
 Looking forward to seeing what comes out of this bud. It is an oriental poppy which I have never grown before. My father grew these from seed and mistakenly brought these oriental ones instead of the 'Iceland' poppies he normally grows.



The various rhododendrons are covered in colourful blooms and as one type finishes another type or variety starts blooming keeping the bees busy as I saw while taking these photos.



 The roses are just starting to bloom too and are just covered with promising buds. They have been well looked after this year as my neighbour kindly sprayed them for me not just once but twice.

 And this is what I've been listening to whilst typing up this post...a band I have just discovered and can't stop listening to now. I can't decide which is my favourite...maybe this one or it could be this one although this one is good too. Have you heard of  "Grouplove"???






10 comments:

Needled Mom said...

What beauty in your garden!!! You will love your poppies.

Isn't it funny how the strawberries are doing so well since you ignored them? They will taste yummy too.

Barbara said...

It's such a pleasure and joy to see your blooming garden in its whole splendour. I often get quite a good harvest from new planted strawberries too without having spoilt the plants or the soil. My garden has started its winter rest, there are only a few roses left that are blooming.

Sue SA said...

Your garden, edible and non edible is looking delish! Someone told me the secret to strawberries was lots of water. But not sure how long the plants last - they certainly dont dig the 1 year old plants out at the commercial farms here...perhaps they last for a couple of years before productivity reduces. I sold my house so never got to see how long my plants lasted...putting off planting new ones, in case history repeats!

Julie said...

You have a beautiful garden - it is such a lovely time of year when everything starts to bloom. Mine is getting rather windblown at present and slightly more tropical with a lot of cannas and the jasmine about to burst into flower.

janae king...sewing patterns said...

your garden is beautiful and i love the booties in the post below...so cute!

XUE said...

yes, truly a beautiful garden & so many colours & various shades of green !!!

Vickie said...

So beautiful! I wish I could get my yard to look that nice.

Sue said...

Your garden looks lovely, just as mine is dyeing back for winter! Bet those strawberries taste delicious.

Karen said...

Beautiful garden! Your raised vegie gardens look wonderful. One day if we ver bu a house I wold love to have the raised beds. I think my back would love it! Beautiful flowers too. It must be so lovely wandering around your garden with those pretty flowers and ready made snacks.

fiftyfinally said...

what are you using for the raised beds, I have looked at the pic forever and can't figure it out. But it's brilliant whatever it is. I hope you don't mind it a post the pic to pinterest so that I can attempt to find something similar.

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