It’s hard to believe that November is just about to leave us, and looking back at the end of this month last year the main difference is definitely one of LEAVES! Every day brings more down from the trees, whereas last year the trees were practically bare by now. Another round of sweeping is clearly called for as the following photos will show but is low on the priority list. Commentary on the EOMV will also be minimal this month, but do look at the map of the garden to orientate yourself if need be.
The paved area, directly behind the house, and the main view seen from the kitchen:
Back towards the house is the species snowdrop border with various new acquisitions during the year to add interest outside the snowdrop season. After a certain degree of disturbance I am hoping for a better show of my specials early next year:
The leaves in the above picture are largely magnolia – not a huge tree but after a delayed start they are falling thick and fast, just in time to be replaced with a string of red cherry style Christmas lights. December? Christmas? No, surely not yet!
Thanks to Helen at Patient Gardener for hosting this End of Month View – do visit her blog for links to other gardens at the end of November. As well as encouraging us to monitor our own gardens throughout the year it is always interesting to see what is happening in other people’s gardens in different parts of the UK and elsewhere.