With the continued nice weather the photos are building up. My brother and I went to a local park and animal farm in the wonderfully warm autumn sun a few days ago and I’m considering saving the photos for another time such as the middle of December or January when there’s little else to blog about…
The garden continues its decline into dormancy; however I have noticed a few plants are readying themselves for spring; such as the Veronica has new growth at its base. I shall leave the dead bloom stems over winter for pretty snow and frost photos but also to help protect the base of the plant should any inclement weather hit.
Winter Jasmine appears to be in full bloom… I wonder if we’ll get anything when it’s meant to bloom early next year.
This Feverfew has surprised me with more blooms. I moved it a couple of months ago, clearly it was grateful for the move!
There have been a few surprises recently such as Clematis ‘Blue eyes’ producing blooms and spotting Crocus heads and other spring bulbs peeping through the soil. I’ve now mulched over some of the borders with nice fine bark mulch and the improvement is instantaneous! It’s amazing the difference that nice mulch can make. I realise it will decompose much faster than the larger mulch chunks but that can only be a good thing for our clay soil!
Leaves of the Acer ‘Katsura’ aren’t looking so pretty now…
Plenty of Moss is growing; especially so because we’ve had a lot of mist and fog… it’s been terrible in our bathroom as some sort of nasty black spores have been growing everywhere even with a window open constantly. It’s just so mild and damp. Thankfully it’s been clear for a few days now and after a lot of cleaning I’m hoping the black nastiness will be gone.
Tomatoes are still attempting to ripen… I should probably rip them up and throw them away sometime.
Heather is blooming; usually I don’t notice it until spring, but it is possible that it always blooms over winter. Previously I couldn’t see it, but this year I cut back a Cotoneaster which has opened up some of the border behind.
Some random blooms around the garden… Generally the last ones making a desperate attempt before the cold takes them.