My Garden

My small suburban garden…

Damp and Dreary…

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Although it’s mid-November, the temperatures remain remarkably mild, which has extended the flowering season somewhat. The geraniums continue to bloom in abundance, although I’ve had to snip off a few mouldy flower heads due to all this dampness.

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The jasmine is clearly confused as it begins to blossom once more, and there’s even a stray alyssum flowering in between the paving slabs. There’s some honeysuckle still out and the chives and parsley are both present and correct.

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The buddleia, which I cut back a few weeks ago, has new leaves and the mint, which I also chopped down, is thriving. I suspect that within a couple of weeks we’ll see the first of the frosts, and that will mean digging up the begonias to protect them over the winter, but for now I shall enjoy their big, beautiful flowers for a while longer…

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