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Today in the Garden

November 18, 2014

The beech hedge is marking the passage of the season as it changes from green to copper brown. Later the leaves will dry out to a vivid orange for winter and will be held in the dense framework of the hedge until pushed out by new growth in Spring when they will rattle to the ground.

I spotted a spider’s web spanning the corner supports of the garden table and shimmering in the damp air…


And on the table a fallen leaf with such extraordinary markings…


And in full flower in a gap in the paving Campanula poscharskyana is looking lovely…



There’s very little in flower to cut for the house but I rounded up Viburnum tinus ‘Eve Price’ hanging over the wall from next door plus Sedum ‘Autumn Glory’ and the leaves of Cistus ‘Sunset’ with their lovely perfume.

DSCN3518And in order to have something in the next few weeks I planted up a collection of odd pots with Muscari ‘Blue Spike’ and Hyacinth ‘Delft Blue’.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. greensneeze permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:56 pm

    The spotty leaf is from a Sycamore tree. It’s quite common for Sycamores to suffer fungal disease – hence the black spots. Some years they’re quite spotty – at other times the problem seems to have disappeared only to return again.

    • November 19, 2014 9:16 am

      Thanks so much for this. There are two enormous sycamores in the street so that’s where it will have come from.

  2. November 18, 2014 9:20 pm

    Lovely pictures – particularly love the colours in that top one!

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