Well it’s happened, we’ve reached November and it’s turned cold. With rain forecast for the afternoon and a sunny morning outside I didn’t need much persuasion to don my many layers of work clothes and spend a few hours in my own garden.
There is still quite a bit of colour in the garden with the yucca making a statement in the front and fuchsias and cosmos providing the view for the back windows.
Today I cleared the tomato plants from the polytunnel to make space for the dahlia plants in pots that are way past their best and vulnerable to frost. The chillies are still going and looking good so they will stay for a bit. The only other thing in the tunnel are my penstemon cuttings of which I am immensely proud. I followed a youtube clip to learn how to do tip cuttings and they have done very well.
My other priority was to cut back the michaelmas daisies which had practically finished and we’re flopping over the main path. I also managed to dig a small part of the vegetable garden and plant salad seeds in a container in the tunnel. Probably a bit late but worth a go for a chance of a few baby leaves for my sandwiches.
And I got it all done before the rain started!