November 2020 garden

Weirdly I’m finding myself busier than ever now that LO is at school and we’re in lockdown. I’m not quite sure how that happened – possibly I had so many things built up that needed to be done and I didn’t have time for before she started school, and I’m working through them now?! It does mean that blogging has taken something of a backseat for a while.

The garden is looking a bit of a mess at the moment. The lawn is rather muddy after a lot of rain, and a lot of footfall. This is because…


We’ve been having work done to the roof. There were some bits and pieces that needed doing (repointing, broken gutter, rotten fascia board) and we then had a leaking skylight. So we bit the bullet, got our builder to get some scaffolding erected and decided to have the whole lot done in one go. That means that access to the shed hasn’t been possible for the last couple of weeks. And emptying the kitchen compost bin into the big compost bin has turned into a bit of an expedition. Working from home has been entertaining with crashing and scraping immediately above. It’s been a bit odd as, due to the Covid restrictions, the builders aren’t coming into the house. They’ve been bringing their own drinks, and so we’ve barely seen them, other than the noise from above!

Roof work!

So, I haven’t been able to do any actual gardening for a while. If I’d thought about it, I’d have moved some gardening tools into the garage, but, never mind. Still, the garden is looking good in a half dead autumnal sort of way. The Nandina still looks amazing and its colours sort of glow in that corner, especially now the leaves have fallen off the Cornus next to it.

Nandina domestica

The Cotoneaster is covered in berries, and we still have a few Fuchsia and Escallonia flowers as it hasn’t got that cold yet.


The winter flowering Clematis (Wisley Cream) is just beginning to flower. This always cheers me up as we positioned it opposite the kitchen window.

Clematis Wisley Cream

How’s your garden looking in November? Have you had a frost yet?

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