We’ve planted more bulbs
Our garden is now beginning to go to sleep for the colder months of the year, and our beautiful dahlias are in their final flourish.
However, even though we are still in the throes of autumn, and winter is just on the horizon, our Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ continues to flower. This plant is amazing; it just keeps on giving.
We purchased a Salvia ‘Cherry Lips’ in the summer, so I’m hoping in years to come this will flourish too. Salvias are also extremely easy to propagate from soft cuttings; believe me, if I can manage it, then anyone can.
Who doesn’t love free plants?
What we’ve been up to in NovemberIn the garden and on the website
As I just touched on softwood cuttings, I’ve potted on the last of my cuttings, and they’re looking good. I’ll keep them in the cold frame over winter and decide where to plant them in spring.
Now, the important task we completed in the garden in early November was planting our spring flowering bulbs that we purchased online from J. Parker’s.
Last autumn, I planted around 400 bulbs in containers and in selected spots around the garden. These bulbs included a selection of daffodils, snowdrops, crocus, dwarf iris, tulips, hyacinth and a few alliums.
Fast forward to spring, and the garden looked much more colourful; however, we would have liked more alliums. Alliums are beautiful flowers; not only do they add structure and elegance, but they last for many weeks, which is always a winner. So, needless to say, we bought some more alliums.
We haven’t completely cleared our patio pots yet as they are quite protected on our courtyard patio, and they are still adding colour on otherwise dull autumnal days.
We also moved our Peony ‘Coral Sunset’ as we planted in early summer, and the position wasn’t quite right. I’d done a little investigation, and autumn was an ideal time to move it.
Achievements for NovemberLet’s keep ticking those boxes
Lessons learnt & mistakes madeYou live and learn
By early November, I would have liked to have given the lawn another trim before winter sets in. However, the rain has arrived nearly every other day in the UK over the last month or so. There are so many muddy patches on the lawn that it would look messy and clog up the lawnmower.
I think it may be too late for another trim.
Our plans for the coming monthWhat’s on your to-do list?
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