Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – November 2012
It’s November, seriously; N-O-V-E-M-B-E-R.
Almost everyone at work said the same thing on 01.11 “I can’t believe it’s November” and I had to agree. October disappeared. And we’re thrown into the reality that there will be no summer this year and the dreaded C-word is just around the corner.
OK, so is there any difference from last year? Well, it was a mild winter, very mild in fact. Compared to this year where some places have already seen freak snow showers; here it’s been colder although so far only once have I had to properly scrape frost off the car before work.
But in terms of the garden… Well, everything looks very similar… well, I had winter Jasmine blooming on the 17th; but that was most definitely an oddity. I’ll keep an eye out this year for it!
Oh yes, I also had Primula Vulgaris begin to bloom at the end of November too! Advanced weather forecasts are predicting a wetter, but mild winter this year…
So, what’s still blooming this year? I have most things tbh: Asters, Verbena Bonariensis, Roses, Persicaria, Ammi, Erysimum, Feverfew, Salvia… Even I’m boring myself with the same photos over and over. So instead I’ll use more of my ‘playing with light’ series of photos. I’m not using anything that isn’t still blooming!
The annual Rudbekias look like they’re going to survive winter again, and I have new blooms opening on them. That’ll be two winters they’ve survived…………… Assuming they make it. We’ve still plenty of months to go before spring!
Aster Lady in Black is blooming, and I made a mistake moving them, I think. I have difficulty getting close to them for photos in their new home. However, they couldn’t stay where they were. So… Do I move them yet again, or leave them as they are?
I have a couple of days off for my birthday and hope to get the Alliums planted… And… Drum roll please… I’ve managed to get them in!!! Just some Camassia and Tulipa Turkestanica left now and I’m considering putting them in pots for this year as I’m not sure where to put them.
The first of the Paperwhites has opened, just for my birthday 🙂
(I won’t bother with them next year; I want them at Christmas, not mid November!)
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