The Tuesday View: 7th November 2017

A few rays of sunshine were captured in my photos of the Tuesday View today – precious in November, and lighting up some of the lovely autumn yellows and golds…

The giant Miscanthus is already changing colour, but the dwarf one in front of it remains silvery almost all winter…

As you can see in the above photo I haven’t had the heart to trim this Perovskia yet, but the larger one on the other side of the rockery has been cut back to about 50 cm and will be trimmed hard again in spring.

You may also notice an extra Calamagrostis has appeared in front of the Achillea support; planted out from a pot I had as a summer container, I am not sure I like it there but will mull over it for another week before replanting. Another awaits, and our new hole digger will be put to the test… watch this space!

A major highlight right now is the Hypericum…

… along with the Zebra grass at the bottom of the slope – hard to see from this angle, but below the Acer…

I must try and find the original label as there are various ones that look very similar. I just love these crimped seedheads!

The last aster in flower is in the foreground here and there is still plenty of ground cover. The Hellebore leaves (on the right of the Acer) are looking very healthy, so let’s hope they remain so!

I think a round up of some of my favourite photos of the view will be in the pipeline next week or the week after, as I doubt there will be many changes now… unless it snows! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you would like to join me in posting a view of one part of your garden every Tuesday, please leave a link in the comments below!

Happy gardening!


21 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 7th November 2017

    • Thanks Anca. I fear the garden is on the cusp of giving up now that we have such damp and cold weather. But I have been surprised many times in the past so we will see what November brings!

  1. 400/5000
    Cathy I love how your garden is, adorable. The giant Miscanthus is very beautiful as is the small one. The burgundy sedum is beautiful. I am no longer in my country house. I am in Madrid on my flat with my parents with many doctor appointments (some of them also for me) so I do not stop. I miss the country house and the garden. But I can see yours that is a delight. Greetings from Margarita.

  2. Glad to read that you have had some precious November sunshine today Cathy. Grey and rain here – not a day for venturing out. I would love to be able to dive in to your photo and stroke the zebra grass. Gently of course ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isn’t that grass a delight! The reddish tinges are also so pretty. It turned grey again soon after I took the photo, but there is plenty to do to distract me, like pot-washing (agh, what a horrible job when it’s cold outside!) and spreading some compost and mulch. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. The green just isn’t quite as vibrant now, is it, Cathy! It is so interesting to watch a beautiful garden prepare for a little winter’s slumber! This time of year has its own beauty, but we need to have the eyes to see and appreciate it. I know you do!

    • Thanks Debra. It is sometimes hard to see the good side of November, but the thought that all that energy is going back into the soil is a comfort… ready to nourish next year’s growth! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Glad to see your post on the Tuesday view, Cathy! The grasses in particular are looking superb and your views prove there’s so much to enjoy, even when the garden is going to sleep. Lovely also to see your rays of sunshine – Tuesday here was dank and particularly chilly. A real November day.

    • Yes, the Hypericum has been flowering a second time round and putting on lots of new growth so it must have liked the weather we had this summer! It doesn’t usually flower so late, but I noticed my ground cover one was in bud again too but didn’t quite manage to flower before the cold got to it. I have also got a huge oriental poppy in bud, so am keeping my fingers crossed… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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