A Year in my Garden; November10:22:00
I have been de-heading and weeding the beds and pots. I have also been pulling out a few plants that I no longer like or that have struggled
On a positive note, due to the spaces that needed filling I planted out all of the Dahlia tubers stored in the shed. So far I have counted eight that have sprouted and I am now nurturing them as best I can for a flowering show next year. This includes empty plastic pots with the bottoms taken out used as snail guards, I have sprayed and I have strewn snail pellets everywhere too.
A few surprises as always in a garden and that has been a little yellow Grandma's Bonnet flowering. It must have come up from a seed as I haven't had them flower for over 2 years now. The lilies in the pot out the back are also flowering beautifully and finally after 2 growing seasons the colours are finally nice and bright.
I was also very happy that the roses all bloomed for a second time after de-heading them at the beginning of the month. Little bits of effort really do pay off.
Here is whats been flowering in my garden for the month of November.
The Roses for a second time.
The succulents that I pinched from Mum and Dads place.
A few more Sweet Williams. They look great against the succulent there. Pink and Green.
This Gerbera is a flowering machine and there are still more buds coming.
A pot of Petunias in the prettiest of candy pinks. A stray Dahlia tuber somehow found its way in here and suddenly a few yellow flowers have bloomed. I also transferred the Gazana from out the front and it has been flowering with the maroon blooms.
After de-heading the Slim Dusty Rose after the first flush of blooms, this new side shoot suddenly grew and produced this whopper of beautiful blooms.
They struggle in the heat but the Lambs Ears are a wonderful gap filler and stop the weeds.
I am struggling to grow Gardenia's. The buds are all ready to go and then they turn brown and crumble away for some reason. All except for this one.
Ta-da!!! My pride and joy this month would have to be those Hydrangeas. If you are around friends, please feel free to help yourself to these blooms. They last for weeks and weeks in a vase of water. Beautiful!!!
Ill leave you with some lovely pics of the garden at Aroona where we visited a couple of weekends ago when checked on the chooks. If that doesn't get you excited to garden than I don't know what will?
Dare i say it, but its December!! I can only wonder at what the garden will deliver with what is already a hot Summer.
Lots of watering, that's for sure!
Tell me what you are loving in your garden right now?
Thanks for visiting today.