The 30 November was such a dark, dirty, squally day that no one would choose to be in the garden unless they really had to. The last 30 days has seen the garden subjected to rain, rain and more rain. The ground is waterlogged.
water logged lawn
The temperatures are so mild that the grass is still growing, as are the weeds. All the leaves are down and have largely been bagged up for composting.
Apple tree still holding onto its fruit
The apples are somehow hanging onto the branches of the tree. I have collected barrow loads and they are delicious. I am however waiting for someone to hold onto the ladder for me in order that I can get up to collect the rest.
I have planted up an old bath with Stipa arundinacea, now know as Anemanthele lessoniana. The common name is Pheasant’s tail grass which is grown for its attractive pheasant like autumn colours as well as it attractive seed heads. I have underplanted the grasses with Ballerina tulips and edged the planting with the black shiny leaves of Ajuga reptans. Bugle weed, its common name, can be invasive but within the boundaries of the tub it should be fine. I look forward to seeing the Ballerina orange red shining through the grasses.
Today the next phase of the garden started. The boundary hedge is coming out. Not really a hedge more a collection of brambles, half dead lleylandii, self sown elder and nettles that have reached six foot.
Hedge of weeds
Gone. Ding dong the hedge is gone.
This end of month meme is hosted by Helen at https://patientgardener.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/end-of-month-view-november-2015/
Take a look. I wonder what weather December will bring?